Welcome aboard, Carol Monahan!

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While we slumbered, money continued to come in to the Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/girlgenius/girl-genius-volume-12-printing-and-reprint-frenzy) (which is like, the best feeling EVER), and this morning, I see that we made our latest goal, and as a result, can now hire Carol, our long needed business person. I feel more fiscally responsible already! I shall post a photo of Carol with a pancake upon her head as soon as I can chase her down from wherever she is hiding, no doubt consumed with second thoughts. Sorry, no take–backsies, as we say in the world of sophisticated high finance.

I cannot help but notice that even though we made this extraordinary goal, the money is still piling in. Understandable, really, as we are offering some really extraordinarily good deals on books and assorted stuff, (in fact, Carol’s first pronouncement was that we had made some stuff too cheap, and the only reason this wouldn’t actually hurt us is that we’ve overfunded.) and now that we’ve met the goals, they are guaranteed to come out. (As I said in an earlier post, one thing Studio Foglio has always known how to do well, is actually get books printed and out to customers. That’s the easy part for us) So get ’em while you can!

Obviously, we have to come up with a few more stretch goals. I had toyed with the idea of putting two pancakes on everyone’s head, but that was a path that could only lead to madness.

Kaja is indeed off to the Victoria Steam Expo (http://www.victoriasteamexpo.com/), which is in Canada. This is annoying for a variety of reasons, but one of the most pressing is that she is now outside the U.S. (astonishing, but technically true), which means that phone calls now cost about $300 a minute. This was a big surprise the last time we went.

For the first time in awhile, I can think about my tomatoes again, which I rather regret doing, because thanks to Seattle’s pernicious climate, I cannot help but notice that every night this week, the temperature has dipped below 50º F. You are not suppossed to plant tomatoes until the temperature stays above 50 all the time. However a nice man at the local nursery told me to just accept it, because if we stuck to that rule, no one around here would plant tomatoes until mid-July.