A Great Love Affair

No, I’m not talking about the love I feel for the hubs, though that is epic (Epic I say!). And no, it’s not some Regency romance where the man gets the girl but only after he’s been an accidental jerk to her and she’s been uppity to him for the whole thing.

I’m talking about my love of Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

This game with all its cute little villagers has somehow managed to capture my whole heart to the point where I have played it, everyday, for the last three months, for at least an hour.

I may have missed a day at the Nook Stop, but I haven’t missed a day playing yet!

I’m not actually sure if that’s something to be proud of or sad about. I guess it all depends where you are in life. Right now, I guess I’ll take proud!

I have loved everything about this game, from Flick, to C.J., to Celeste. Lets be honest, I freaking love Celeste. She pops up when there are meteor showers! How cool is that?

I love being able to pick where my villagers get to live, where the shops all go, what paths I get to lay. I love all the things!

If you’ve played, then you know the joys of which I speak.

Who would have thought a simple game (that I wasn’t even sure about to begin with would turn out to begin with) to be so much fun?

When the “Worst” Thing Happens

Okay, so not the worst, worst thing.  But still.

The worst thing happened!

My Nintendo Switch died!

I should maybe explain that I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently.  I had never played an Animal Crossing game before.  I found it highly entertaining.  I played, according to my Switch before it died, for 125 hours or more.   Not to mention the hours I had put into my replay of Breath of the Wild.

Then on Saturday, I put my Switch to sleep to go make dinner, and it didn’t want to wake back up.

I did everything I could to bring it back.  I even called my husband down to come and look at it.

Nothing worked.  It was well and truly dead.


My husband did have one minor solution though.  See, we are a two switch household.  We discovered a while ago that we both like playing Switch game and taking it on trips and the like.  So two Switches quickly became a necessity in our lives.

The hubs just suggested I use his until we could send mine off to Nintendo for repairs.  Which will be a while, since the repair center is closed due to Covid-19, as it should be.

With the hubs’ great sacrifice, I was off!

I did have to start the game all over again, but I learned from the last time I played.  What took me almost two weeks to do last time, took me a day and a half to do this time.

I’m trying hard not to do things the same way.  I picked a different roof color for my house, for example.  And of course, the island is different.  And I got all new villagers, which is great, though I did like my old villagers.

Oh!  And because I had gotten Nintendo Switch Online, I didn’t lose all my gameplay for Breath of the Wild!  Still wish you could back your Animal Crossing island up though!