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Chapel has clearly been reading too many Dilbert comics, because she has picked up a ton of corporate buzzwords! Where do you think her pet-sitting adventures will lead? While Chapel’s first job is pet-sitting, mine is teaching comic book workshops at 826 Valencia in San Francisco. In fact, I’ll be teaching a 4-week workshop there for kids ages 11-14 this coming November! Sign up at 826valencia.org.
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Oh, I just saw the Author's Comment. My best friend is in California for a year. I'll ask her if she can go.
Ginny Weasley fan 10/30/13
Oh, that would be lovely. Let her know!
 Emma  11/2/13
 
If that's a treehouse then it's the nicest treehouse I have ever seen.
Ginny Weasley fan 10/30/13
It IS a very nice treehouse -- Chapel and Barnaby did a good job!
 Emma  11/2/13
 
BTW Emma, I hope this series leads to some Chapel adventures featuring cats. I like cats more than I like people. I live with three and they are positively my closest companions.
Sam Tweedle 10/26/13
You'll have to see ;) I can't promise anything yet, but there will hopefully be some cat action coming up.
 Emma  11/2/13
 
A bit late now, for i have been rather busy to say this. As of Oct 24th, i turned another year older.

I first kept saying it's not the year, but the mileage, but now BOTH is rolling up on me really quick.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/26/13
Wow, happy birthday Taxil! I'm sure you've got much time in you yet.
 Emma  11/2/13
 
I can totally imagine Chapel as a pet-sitter! The tree house looks sooooooo cozy! I want one!
Izzy (Isabella) 10/26/13
I want a treehouse too! And Chapel will be a very good petsitter, I'm sure...hopefully!
 Emma  11/2/13
 
Chapel loves her curtains! From her bedroom door to the treehouse-

CURTAINS RULE!

Did that sentence sound like it belonged in a freak 80's movie where everyone is insanely happy and wears bell bottoms? Wait, are my eras mixed up?

BAH!

Aaaany way, I wish Chapel the best on her pet sitting job!
whippedcream 10/26/13
Probably thinking of 60's?
KilleenWizard 10/26/13
Yes, that seems right.
 Emma  11/2/13
Ooh, I'm glad you noticed that! I put the curtain into the treehouse to connect it back to the decor in Chapel's bedroom. I think colorful curtains and drapery can do a lot to liven up a room, but my own bedroom is plain boring white!
 Emma  11/2/13
 
I love Chapel's feet!
popcornWizard 10/26/13
Thank you, I really like how her design turned out. It's evolved over time, but her feet always stay consistent.
 Emma  11/2/13
 
Evil Cats.
Miss L.S.P 10/26/13
Cats are wonderful! I wish I could have one!
 Emma  11/2/13
They're adorable, that's just an experience chapel might have in her pet sitting days
Miss L.S.P 11/3/13
 
Oh dear. Corporate lingo. I worked for the Canadian government for thirteen years and I dealt with a lot of that nonsense, as well as micromanagement and team building meetings that were usually just a waste of time. Watch out Chapel - its a frustrating world you're entering. I now work at a non-profit company with a boss who refuses to do any of that. Best boss I ever had.

BTW - my first job was working at McDonalds, and then I worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken, a corner store for a nice Korean family, a comic book store, a government facility and I am now an office administrator and write for an on-line newspaper on the side (beyond my own web-site of course).

One thing I've learnt is that good money at a job isn't going to make you happy. When I worked for the government I made the best money of my life, but I was very very unhappy. I lived like that for a long time. I make a lot less money now, and sometimes its hard to make ends meet, but I am the happiest I've been in years. I help people in need and work with a dynamic team of people and my boss is a passionate and amazing woman (she reminds me of Jackie Onassis)who inspires me everyday. I think everybody needs to find a job which makes them happy instead of looking at how much money they will make because, as someone who has lived it, money isn't everything. Enjoying what you do is so much more satisfying.
Sam Tweedle 10/25/13
no wonder you were unhappy working for the government. 9 out of 10 of government jobs do far more evil than good. good thing you saved your soul and are free now.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/26/13
Oh dear...
 Emma  11/2/13
yea, i'm kinda biaised here. When i was younger, i lived near detroit, my dad took out some big loans and working with my uncle, we started a plastic product production plant. (say that 3 times fast) and things were starting to look good. then the goverment's regulators and paper pushers came in and give us a list of insanely dumb and costly fines and demands to make radical changes to the plant we could not affored. it forced my family into bankrupsy and we sold off the plant. we lost it all. in the end, we had to move out of state because of them and start over.

yes i still harbor some bitterness over this. even now with my profession i am in, i still have found few and far in between buracrats do help us in the end, most just get in our way.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 11/2/13
What a sweet message, Sam! I'm so happy you've moved beyond a corporate environment that wasn't working for you and have found a place that lets you flourish and feel respected.
 Emma  11/2/13
 
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