A bit from the play, "Inherit the Wind" came to mind, where the lawyer defending the "Scopes" character asks Brady, (the William Jennings Bryant character), "Where did Cain get his wife?", seeking to cast doubt on the inerrancy of the Bible. Clearly Cain got her from some other family or clan. Which leads me to set the condition for this game: if Eve's two eldest children make it to adulthood and take jobs, I shall feel entitled to open the dock and let outsiders in to bring my population up and keep the rowboat on the beach.
I will omit to mention the periodic complaints from Eve and Adam about the lack of a church or an army, and my advisor's pleas for entertainment and such.
Jan. 1950 - Build farm, construction office.
May 1951 - First sack of corn harvested. Seventh and final sack for the year harvested in October. Total output = 4.0 units.
Jan. 1953 - Adam and Eve are still not married.
April 1953 - God fires Adam and hires him at the construction office, leaving Eve to run the farm by herself. God orders a dock.
Oct. 1953 - Adam clocks in at the CO, and starts the dock in December.
Jan. 1954 - Adam and Eve marry.
Feb. 1955 - Felipe born. The dock is 9% finished.
May 1955 - Adam seems to be practicing his construction skills. He goes inside the barn on his way home and hammers a bit.
July 1955 - Juan Pablo born.
March 1956 - The dock is 33% finished. At one point, Adam leaves the dock to go hammer inside the farm a bit more, then returns to work on the dock. I see a gull swoop down to catch a fish! First time I've seen that.
July 1956 - The dock is at 52%. Adam sleeps.
July 1957 - The dock is 80% complete. On his way home in August, Adam stops at the CO to practice hammering some more.
Feb. 1958 - Adam protests. God has pity upon him, raises his pay to 4 pesos, and issues the food edict.
April 1958 - God tried to halt the dock at 91%, but it seems that once the worker clocks in at the CO to start work it is too late to stop that day's work. The dock is finished, (all job slots are closed, of course). Gods commands Adam to build a country house by the farm.
Aug. 1958 - Adam finishes the house.
Sept. 1958 - Eve hauls 2 units of corn to the dock.
Dec. 1958 - A&E move into the house.
Jan. 1959 - God orders a Teamster Office and a statue near the CO.
March 1959 - Felipe sighted at play.
April 1959 - Statue finished.
Nov. 1959 - Juan Pablo sighted.
Jan. 1960 - TO finished. God orders a bunkhouse to be built near the budding town center. Eve is hauling corn to the dock.
Jan. 1961 - There are 8 units of corn at the dock, and 4.9 at the farm.
April 1961 - Adam cries out for an high place for worship. So God, gratified by Adam's faith, relents, and orders a church.
July 1961 - Bunkhouse finished.
Oct. 1961 - A&E sleep. Gloria is born about now, but strangely, is not visible for a while. Adam has now acheived a 50% skill rate as a laborer.
April 1962 - Adam wanders to the wild, eastern side of Eden, and returns home to relax. Eve hauls corn.
June 1962 - The dock is storing 10 units of corn, while 4.5 remain at the farm.
Nov. 1962 - God kicks herself, noticing that she had the church at zero priority while the bunkhouse was being built, and forgot to raise it afterwards! Hence Adam's lengthy "strolling". The priority is raised. But God worries that Adam has been driven too hard, and sets the CO to "easy does it".
Feb. 1963 - Adam continues to stroll and relax at home, regardless of the work order for the church.
April 1963 - God's advisor suggests that a church be built. Well, duh!
May 1963 - Adam clocks in and seems about to get down to business. But he chops down a single tree at the church building site and flips out! He protests at length, runs away from the site, and protests some more. Then Adam resumes his strolling.
Aug. 1963 - Eve farms and hauls corn.
Sept. 1963 - God is impatient, and sets the CO back to "sweatshop". Adam pays God no mind, and continues to stroll, sleep and read his Bible. God is concerned. Is the church too daunting a task for one man? Has Adam glimpsed an inkling of the existential horror of his situation? Does he, like Frankenstein's monster, rue his own creation?
Jan. 1964 - Adam resolves to make the best of things, and resumes work on the church. Gloria Eden appears, at play in the fields of the Lord.
April 1965 - The church is built. God is basically marking time while the children grow up. Felipe is 10, Juan Pablo is 9. Noting that Cain was a rancher, God orders a goat ranch to be built on the eastern side of Eden. The store of corn at the dock is now 14 units.
May 1965 - Adam, surely exhausted from his great labors goes home and vents, (protests).
July 1965 - Adam reads his Bible, while Eve farms.
Nov. 1965 - Adam starts building the goat ranch, knocking off in April '66 with the ranch 24% complete.
Oct. 1966 - Adam works on the ranch again, finishing it in December. Two goats, Rocoso and Duchess, appear. Adam is now at 70% skill as a laborer.
Feb. 1967 - God orders a pineapple plantation. The dock store is at 16, the farm at 2.8.
Sept. 1967 - The pineapple plantation is finished. Adam is becoming very competent! God orders a pub at the town center.
Jan. 1968 - Adam starts building the pub. Anticipating Felipe's maturity, God opens a slot at the teamster office.
April 1968 - Felipe, at the age of 13, is hired at the teamster office, takes his place as the leader of the Communist faction, and moves into the bunkhouse.
July 1968 - The pub is finished. God orders a country house to be built next to the goat ranch. Felipe picks up his first load from the farm.
Oct. 1968 - Felipe delivers his load to the dock, bringing the store there to 20.9, with nothing left at the farm.
March 1969 - The country house at the ranch is finished. God orders another country house to be built by the pineapple plantation. God opens a slot at the dock for Juan Pablo. Juan Pablo's maturity will trigger the admission of foreigners into Eden.
Oct. 1969 - Felipe complains about high unemployment, doubtless because of all the buildings with closed job slots. Juan Pablo is hired at the dock and moves into the bunkhouse with Felipe, taking up his post as leader of the Capitalist faction. God then opens single slots at the goat ranch, the pineapple plantation, the pub and the church, and orders a priest.
Dec. 1969 - The country house at the pineapple plantation is finished. God orders another bunkhouse next to the previous one at the town center.
Jan. 1970 - God sets the uneducated wage to 7 pesos. Juan Pablo assumes the dockworker avatar. A freighter moors, and a priest disembarks. God frets, having hoped for a greater influx of immigrants. Adam and Eve are getting old. God raises uneducated pay to 11 pesos, just above the Caribbean average.
July 1970 - Juan Pablo takes his first load to the ship. The second bunkhouse is finished. By August, two ships are waiting to moor.
Jan. 1971 - The treasury has over 70,000 pesos, so God orders a second priest and a marketplace. The first freighter is still taking on cargo. Juan Pablo hits the hay, leaving 6.9 units at the dock. Gloria is ten years old.
June 1971 - Juan Pablo resumes loading the freighter, clearing the dock in December. Adam goes to church.
Dec. 1971 - The first freighter departs.
Jan. 1972 - The second freighter moors with two immigrants, a priest and a barmaid. The population is now eight.
March 1972 - Eve protests.
April 1972 - The marketplace is finished.
June 1972 - A third bunkhouse is ordered. A marketplace clerk is ordered.
July 1972 - Another freighter arrives with the marketplace clerk. The population is now at nine!
(To be continued.)