I forget what this conversation was about, but I like the internal monologue:
I usually never talk to the animals, which I have probably already mentioned. Blathers and Nook are the only ones I ever speak to.
And that is only out of necessity.
But on my birthday, I tried talking to everybody in hopes of getting some free presents. I struck out on that score, but I did trigger something I had never experienced in any Animal Crossing: the hide and seek game.
Alfonzo warped me to the Town Hall courtyard, where he laid down the rules. 15 minutes to find him and his two idiot friends. Here is the kind of fantastic hiding skills they exhibit:
For my trouble I got an Automatic Washer. I think I left it outside. It would be so hilarious if AC allowed furniture dropped outside to look like what it does inside. My yard would be a massive junk pile.
Just noticed that Midge moved to my town from Tony's. Again, I never talk to these guys.
I did achieve a personal AC goal, one that I had not even accomplished on my pre-Wii-memory-explosion save, that being PAYING OFF THE LAST LOAN.
Spoiler: after coming up with the 534,000 bells, you get a flag on your house. Pretty cool.
My fruit trees generate just under 200,000 bells per harvest (which takes me about an hour to lope through; this town needs some orchard automation), so now I can work on the landscape upgrades you get by donating to the town fund. Or I could dump it all in the bank and try to get my monthly interest up to worth-a-damn levels.