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Brooke Bennett Gets Justice Finally


UnknownA surprise announcement yesterday by the office of U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin said the death penalty for Michael Jacques is off the table.

Jacques, who drugged, raped, and strangled his niece,12 year-old Brooke Bennett, in 2008 has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole.

The date for the hearing where Jacques will plead guilty has not been set yet.

David Ruhnke, one of the members of the defense team who represent Jacques, said he believed it was a just resolution.

Rest in peace, Brooke.

Burlington Free Press

  1. ritanita
    08/10/2013 at 8:55 am

    I just read about this and am not sure what to think. I would have liked to see a trial to remind the public about this demon. On the other hand, a life rotting in prison in solitary sounds good to me as well. As a child molester, he’s far from #1 on the popularity list.

    The saddest part of all is that Brooke never got to live and enjoy her life. From the lack of outcry from the family all these years, we know what they are as well as far as I’m concerned.

  2. donchais
    08/10/2013 at 8:58 am

    Agree with all you said. The only sane person in the family is the grandma who went to all the hearings.

    • ritanita
      08/10/2013 at 9:10 am

      Thanks for reminding me about grandma. It’s so sad no one else stood up for Brooke.

  3. 08/10/2013 at 9:31 am

    I’m conflicted as well. While I want all these bastards dead, LWOP is acceptable, up here nobody gets LWOP. With especially vile offenders the Crown must apply for Dangerous Offender status after a conviction to assure the person remains behind bars forever. R.I.P. Brooke.

  4. John
    08/10/2013 at 10:08 am

    Poor baby please rest in peace.

  5. Jo
    08/10/2013 at 4:49 pm

    I just read that Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper/rapist was beaten to a pulp in jail. We can only hope this disgusting excuse for a human being gets the same justice. God Bless the grandmother. Yes, Rest In Peace, dear child.

  6. donchais
    08/10/2013 at 6:37 pm

    Sometimes justice takes a strange revenge and I have no prob with that, Brooke is owed a better outcome! She never should have gone through this.

  7. ritanita
    08/11/2013 at 7:40 am

    I was doing some reading and the reason that was given for the change of heart was to spare her cousin (who had been abused by this animal from age 9) from having to testify about how she was coerced to lure Brooke to Jacques house.

    I bang my head against the wall when I think of the time and money put into his defense over the last five years due to the pending death penalty.

  8. ritanita
    08/11/2013 at 7:42 am
  9. donchais
    08/11/2013 at 9:36 am


  10. MMD
    08/11/2013 at 3:02 pm

    I see no trial. I hope he lives a very tortured life in prison.

    Beans I do not internet access. Rec’d a new modem from the tech this morning but they couldn’t get me connected. Puter has to go into shop. Hopefully they will be able to figure out problem because I have spent about 6-7 hours either on the phone with tech support or with the tech who came today. I feel cut off from civilization. 😦

  11. dpforjodi
    08/12/2013 at 7:53 am

    Good morning everyone. MMD, I hope your computer is back and running. And how is Daisy and the others? Beans, how are you? We had a wicked storm here Saturday night 55cm of rain. I’m not sure of how the ducks did. I’ll keep you posted.

  12. MMD
    08/12/2013 at 9:51 am

    Morning all. I’m back online. Thank God for my small local computer shop. Daisy and I were there when it opened. Now busy downloading Breaking Bad and HoW.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 7:09 am

      oh good your computer is better

  13. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 7:11 am

    Beans and MMD are you up?

  14. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 7:29 am

    Morning DP. Yep I’m here. πŸ˜€

    • MMD
      08/13/2013 at 7:30 am

      How are the ducks after all the rain?

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 7:54 am

        I don’t know. My neighbours were out looking Sunday, but we didn’t speak to them.

  15. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:00 am

    So how are you and what’s new? Did you have a HoW marathon? I so missed being plugged in this weekend and I had the “joy” of 6 hours of Bell on Sat and Sun. Turns out it was one of their services, as the service tech kept trying to tell the support tech in C’brook. Now I want a credit for the service cost of having my computer fixed but don’t know whether it is worth the annoyance of dealing with Bell Aliant again. At least you get to speak with local call centers.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:08 am

      Oh Carnerbrook, go figure. Tell them you are going with eastlink if they don’t come thru. Then you hopefully get the valued customer speil and they will pay

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:22 am

        Well I usually have good luck with C’brook more so than Miramichi or Riverview.

  16. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 8:00 am

    Kinda don’t want to ask. They had them penned in around a little brook, that gets alot of run off when it rains. I’d phone them but they are hard of hearing(where is Jodi and her sign language when you need her)

    • MMD
      08/13/2013 at 8:05 am

      yes but darlin’ her sign language would be in Spanish which wouldn’t do you much good on the rock πŸ˜‰ I hope they are ok.

      We had a heck of a storm on Fri nite/Sat with heavy rains, some people had trees down but I didn’t have any power outages. I just assumed on Fri that was the reason for my puter issues.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 8:11 am

        he might as well be speaking Spanish,geez he is so hard to understand. GF doesn’t understand him and she is a Newf.

  17. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 8:03 am

    as soon as he goes out to have a smoke I will ask him

    • MMD
      08/13/2013 at 8:06 am

      is this the pervy neigbour or is that the other side?

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 8:13 am

        God No. Pervy neighbour is 3 houses down across the road, but has a garage next door. His dad use to own this house.

  18. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:13 am

    I wonder what trial that donchais will cover now that Brooke Bennett finally has received justice? There are no end of ones on the go but she probably has one that she has been following since the beginning.

    Isn’t it terrific that Hannah Alexander was found alive but then to have to go home and find out that the man that she thought of as an uncle had killed her mother and brother. I sincerely hope that she gets into therapy and that the press leave she and her father alone.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:16 am

      that was such good news. But to go home and find out your mother and brother were murdered by this monster. I imagine she will get right into therapy.

  19. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:16 am

    Beans, Beans, wherever you are, please appear and let us know that you are ok. DP and I worry ya know!!!

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:18 am

      yes Beans we await your wit and boyish good looks

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:23 am

      Have you been watching your man Juan? He seems a bit subdued. Or is that afterglow, MMD?

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:27 am

        no darlin’ I haven’t been watching. It’s definitely afterglow 😳

        I find it hard to watch because it is such poor quality, like a really bad old home movie, compared to what we are used to. Truthfully I just fastforwarded through what had been posted last week to see JM trying to rehabilitate the other cop.

    • 08/13/2013 at 8:35 am

      Mornin’ guys, just getting my mud injection – late start due to Breaking Bad marathons, didn’t hit the sack ’til 5am Sat. morn, then again Mon. morn and last night – now caught up. Managed to squeeze HoW in there somewhere. MMD, I gotta tell you, me and Anson Mount could be twins, except of course, I’m older, fatter and uglier, other than that – spitting image. Hope you had a good weekend DP and glad you’re back up and running DP.

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 9:11 am

        Yeah but I bet he doesn’t have your sense of humour or morals!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 8:26 am

    have you watched all of HOW?

    • MMD
      08/13/2013 at 8:28 am

      Not the premiere of season 3. You?

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 8:31 am

        yes its good.Wanted to find out before I gave anything away

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:33 am

        Still annoyed that they killed off Lily. I was hoping that she survived but I know she didn’t,

  21. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 8:30 am

    I started waching Lilyhammer with Steven Van Zandt it’s good but half of it is in Norwegian.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:35 am

      he plays a mobster(go figure) who rats out another mobster and goes into witness protection. He chooses to go to Norway.

  22. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:30 am

    I was saving it for today as yesterday was all Breaking Bad. I am truly also hooked on Broadchurch which Beans suggested. it is a Scottish show and he warned me about the thick accents. Had no problem – obviously he would never survive in the Atlantic provinces πŸ˜†

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:41 am

      I so want to see it. Do you know which station has it on? Also want to see Luther willwait until they repeat season 3 on BBC

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:43 am

        BBC America.

      • 08/13/2013 at 8:45 am

        Showcase here, also available on their site.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 8:46 am

        Free??? ancestors were oatmeal savages

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 9:44 am

        waslooking elsewhere and found a site but I had to download videoviewer andeverything went haywire.

    • 08/13/2013 at 8:42 am

      Think it’s English, only the lead Det. is a Scot.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 8:44 am

        Beans you are back. Well hello

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:45 am

        No it takes place in Scotland darlin’

      • 08/13/2013 at 8:50 am

        Huh, saw somewhere it was Dorset, southern England, oh well.

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:59 am

        You are absolutely correct – it is set on the Dorset coast. Sorry about that darlin’ 😳

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:43 am

      Oh the oatmeal savages. Is it set in Glasgow??

  23. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:35 am

    Are you watching Low Winter Sun? It takes the time slot of The Killing.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 8:37 am

      I watched half of it, found it hard to get into. No redeeming characters. How about you?

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:43 am

        Nope I wanted to hear what you guys though before I got it.

  24. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:44 am

    Beans darlin’ You have appeared!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is your back and WTH have you been????

    • 08/13/2013 at 8:47 am

      Explanation above. Back is fine, thanks for the vibes guys. I dvr’d Low Winter Sun but have been to tied with BB and HoW to watch yet.

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:51 am

        I didn’t know it was on Showcase online. I got it from iTunes. Glad too hear it has been renewed for a second season.

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 8:57 am

        Just checked out Showcase and I am an episode ahead of you. Plus they only have episode 3 online so I wouldn’t have the first 2 episodes.

  25. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 8:53 am

    I watched the first 8 episodes of Breaking Bad on Sunday and then once I was back online yesterday I downloaded the 9th episode. All I can say is, O….M……G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so going to miss this show when it is over!!!!

    • 08/13/2013 at 8:59 am

      Just checked showcase site and now I can’t watch it due to ‘geographic restrictions’ and they are only listing latest episode but I did see the first one there when the series started. Yes to BB, what a show.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 9:04 am

        No episode 1, that sucks!!!!!!!!!!

      • 08/13/2013 at 9:08 am

        Yeah, I don’t get it, the other episodes were there.

  26. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 9:01 am

    So Beans are you totally hooked into HOW???????? and my new tv case of lust Anson Mount IV???????

    • MMD
      08/13/2013 at 9:02 am

      I have been dying to know what you think because you loved Deadwood like I did.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 9:05 am

      you lusty wench, isn’t Juan enough

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 9:09 am

        JM is real, AM is just an actor and make believe.

    • 08/13/2013 at 9:06 am

      I definitely understand the lust(as I explained above), but probably won’t stick with it. I don’t like getting into so much TV as it takes away from my books and music and I’m going with BB and Broadchurch right now plus whatever trials I get into.

  27. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 9:05 am

    Beans I’m going to post 3 articles you should read that were posted after the first episode. They are really interesting. One is with Vince Gilligan, another Dean Norris. No spoilers about the rest of the series but the comments are great.


  28. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 9:16 am

    Well damn Beans I wanted you to watch HOW but at least DP is watching it. What we are talking about is the only tv I watch, except for the news. There aren’t any current trials on the go although I am guilty of neglecting my books.

    • 08/13/2013 at 9:18 am

      My plan is to do a marathon at a later date – I did see 2 seasons.

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 9:20 am

        I love marathons. πŸ™‚ That’s why I usually buy the dvds so that I don’t run out of episodes.

  29. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 9:47 am

    Just discovered that I can watch AMC without paying online. Gonna watch Low Winter Sun now.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 9:51 am

      Let me know what you think. The duckies are so cute. Some are yellow

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 11:13 am

        I think that it has potential. Plus it has David Constabile who played Gale, the geek cook on BB in it.

  30. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 9:49 am

    Good news about the ducks!!!!!!!!18 of them in all
    the younger ones are penned up now. The older ones are out of the pen(bigenough sothe crows don’t carry them off) Gave my neighbour a bag of duck feed.

    • MMD
      08/13/2013 at 11:15 am

      Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  31. 08/13/2013 at 9:54 am

    DP, other than the storm did you have an enjoyable weekend?

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 10:00 am

      a very good weekend. Learned alot about hip roofs. watched the life of pi and won at scrabble. also got my salt meat fix. How about you??

      • 08/13/2013 at 10:06 am

        Think I scalded my eyeballs with all the TV. What did you think of Life of PI? – I loved it. GF explaining hip roofs was she?

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 10:14 am

        I loved the life of pi I can see why it ran away withall the awards. GF is having trouble with it so she gave me a tutorial She took the intro course here for carpentry. Not that thorougha course but the instructor had them build his house. Just seems wrong!!!!

  32. dpforjodi
    08/13/2013 at 10:18 am

    this is the most difficult block. Whydon’t theytack itonatheend. Computer is givingmegrief everything sticking together ornot typing p’s

  33. 08/13/2013 at 10:33 am

    Well guys, I’m going for a walk to the library, then back to watch Broadchurch, I’ll see ya in the morning – have a good one.

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 11:40 am

      oh I missed you. Had to fix lunch . Oh well enjoy Broadchurch. Think I may watch Rogue
      a series on demand with Thandi Newton.
      see you tomorrow Beans

  34. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 11:14 am

    So in other words, everyone is gone 😦

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 11:41 am

      nope Whatdoyou think of theduckies, Good news,eh

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 11:44 am

        Yes it is. I replied to you upstairs.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 11:48 am

        i just saw it. That means a lot of duck muck on the driveway this fall and winter. But that is ok with me. The 2 moms will take off in the early winter

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 11:47 am

        I also think there might be potential for Low Winter Sun which I answered above as well.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 11:52 am

        well I will give it another chance. Rogue must be shot in Vancouver. See alot of Canadians rearing their heads.

      • MMD
        08/13/2013 at 11:51 am

        At the rate that the weather has been changing and our winters are so different, pretty soon the duckies won’t have to leave at all.

      • dpforjodi
        08/13/2013 at 11:58 am

        These are year round duckies just the moms will take off. Last year same thing Mom had 9 duckies then she left and they stayed until mating season. And the males hung aroundincase their services were needed again. when the 1st mom got pregnant again they were off.

  35. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 11:49 am

    I see that you’re an expert on hip roofs now πŸ˜†

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 12:00 pm

      well not really.said to girl friend looks like we will be living in a cave

  36. MMD
    08/13/2013 at 12:01 pm

    OK DP you go watch Rogue with all our fellow Canucks and I’ll watch HOW. Will chat later. πŸ˜€

    • dpforjodi
      08/13/2013 at 12:05 pm

      ok have a good day. give my love to Daisy and the others

  37. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 7:47 am

    Donchais good morning πŸ™‚ What trial are you planning on covering next or are you waiting to see how the JA sentencing phase plays out?

    I hope that you are enjoying your downtime. You truly deserve it. Love ya darlin’ xoxo

    • donchais
      08/14/2013 at 7:56 am

      Hi ya…yup, waiting on JA unless something really grabs me!

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 9:08 am

        Thank you for indulging us in the interim. It is greatly appreciated.

  38. 08/14/2013 at 8:19 am

    Mornin’ Toots and Donchais. It’s a beautiful day here – slightly coolish for this time of year, a nice breeze, sunny – as I look out my window, I can see a slice of the river and trees everywhere. What makes it especially satisfying is knowing that right now Stabby Einstein is enjoying none of these things, and never will again – smells like justice to me.

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 8:54 am

      Morning darlin’. and hopefully she is totally miserable. It has been such a treat not hearing or seeing anything about her. Life goes on as she gets lost in obscurity, which was always her greatest fear.

      • 08/14/2013 at 9:34 am

        Changing gears here, my favourite part of BB the other night was when Walt shot Mike, then realized he didn’t have to and said he was sorry and Mike says, can’t you just stfu and let me die in peace – great scene.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 9:42 am

        On the dvd they showed Jonathan Banks, who played Mike and usually always plays a tough guy, crying. Apparently he is a self admitted cupcake and cried the entire last week of filming. All the crew wore black armbands because he was leaving and they loved him so much.

        I thought that was so sweet.

      • 08/14/2013 at 9:47 am

        He’s a terrific actor. As a fan of old movies I’ve always appreciated great character actors. He was so good as Mike. DP, where are you?

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 9:51 am

        That’s is why everything goes back to Deadwood which was an endlessly satisfying culmination of terrific character actors. That’s why I like Justified as well.

  39. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 9:45 am

    DP, DP where are you. it’s time to get up. The cats need their food and we need your humour and wisdom. πŸ™‚

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 10:41 am

      Hello, I’m here!!!!!! Slept in folks. How are you all doing? Raining here

  40. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 9:48 am

    Beans I watched the 2 hour premiere of HOW yesterday and everytime I looked at Cullen Bohannan I thought of you, since you told me how closely you resembled him. πŸ˜†

    • 08/14/2013 at 9:59 am

      I know, it’s uncanny – just add a beer gut, 30+ years and the effects of living a life of debauchery and, voila, you’re looking at me. And, oh yeah, lose the hair – still have all mine but I keep it scalped buzzed ’cause I can’t be bothered combing it anymore but it was longer than his years ago.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 10:10 am

        see I knew it!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

      • 08/14/2013 at 10:18 am

        Now Cullen and I will be interchangeable in your dreams – enjoy. Anyway, enough of that, where’s DP? – don’t make me come looking for you.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 10:21 am

        I dunno. It’s strange that she’s not here. I hope she’s ok.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 10:43 am

        debauched boyish good looks, eh Beans?

  41. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 10:29 am

    Did you hear that there is talk that the s n a k e s that killed those 2 little boys in Campbellton, NB that made the headlines on every network in Canada and the U.S. may have been murder? This according to my cleaning lady. I looked on CBC but couldn’t find anything. Apparently things didn’t add up in the autopsy and the way that experts say these thingys would normally act.

    When I went on the CBC site the first thing I saw was Karla Homolka’s face under the title of Unrepentant Killers. Needless to say I didn’t watch the video because I’m still pissed that she is living the good live down south and not in solitary. I was in Oakville during the killing spree with hubby Bernardo.

    • 08/14/2013 at 10:39 am

      No, I missed that, will try to find something but I’ll skip CBC- don’t need to see that face again. The snake story never made sense to me. During the Bernardo case Ex and I were living in a hamlet located between Simcoe and Delhi, but a little bit north, called – and I know you’ll appreciate this – Rattlesnake Harbour – where we owned an old railroad station converted to a house and 10 acres of land.

    • 08/14/2013 at 10:46 am

      Can’t find anything about murder – latest story talks about fan missing from enclosure.

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 10:47 am

      When Bernardo was known as the Scarboro rapist his posters were everywhere in Scarboro General. Don’t tell anyone Im from Scarboro, please!!!!!

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 10:49 am

        There you are darlin’ πŸ˜€ We were wondering what had happened to you this morning, ahem, afternoon for you.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 10:56 am

        sleeping. got upp around 10, left lapptop upstairs to work on catface. Cats fed. Do you actually think theywould let me sleep in without food?

    • 08/14/2013 at 10:49 am

      It’ll be our secret – I wouldn’t admit to that regardless.

  42. 08/14/2013 at 10:48 am

    DP, you have a lot of nerve sleeping in when we need you here.

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 10:57 am

      I so totally agree Beans!!! As it is she takes the weekends off. πŸ™„

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 10:59 am

      humour and wisdom is us. Such a miserable day.

      • 08/14/2013 at 11:02 am

        That’s too bad, it’s beautiful here, maybe it’ll reach you in a few days. I’ll go outside and start waving a towel to get things moving.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:06 am

        expecting 35 to 55 cm
        That towel will help

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:04 am

        it is nice to be appreciated, thankyou. GFhas finished therafters and is on to sheeting it up. Looks like we don’t have to live in a cave. That converted RR station sounds nice, Beans.

      • 08/14/2013 at 11:10 am

        It wasn’t a classic style station, basically just a big wooden box, but it was built in the late 1800’s. When Ex was finished it was unrecognizable with extensions added on plus verandas and gingerbread – still, pretty cool.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:12 am

        it sounds wonderful.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 11:43 am

        It sounds totally gorgeous Beans.

  43. dpforjodi
    08/14/2013 at 11:22 am

    I’m finding it hard to get into Rogue. The dentist last week drilled into my tongue, hurt all week. Nothing else new to report

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 11:26 am

      Are you going to move once you get married or once the apprenticeship is finished?

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:33 am

        No, we bought this house in 2010. And it is our dreamhouse. We are slowly fixing it up to our liking. And I say slowly. Hanging a freaking picture is a major undertaking. It use to take me 1 to 2 days to hang them all now its a negotiation,

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:44 am

        it is really painful to watch. I use to do everything by eye, now everything has to be measured. Ok maybe my ‘that has to move up a good inch’ resulted in a few more holes in the wall, but the effect was good. Groupings with 10 paintings were easy for me. Well we can’t seem to agree on anything. That a given.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:12 pm

        That’s why you hang them all during the week while she’s away. Just say that you got motivated and got on a roll. That’s what I did.

  44. dpforjodi
    08/14/2013 at 11:24 am

    MMD didnt you say that you built a house in Oakville

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 11:26 am


      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:34 am

        wow, do tell

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 11:38 am

        well darlin’ I didn’t built it by hand. I had a builder and picked out everything. Mostly I lived at the Sheraton Centre in downtown TO and looked at a big hole because it was the year of the construction strikes. Everyone was on strike!!! Supposed to close in June, didn’t until the end of Nov.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 11:40 am

        I was also commuting back and forth to Halifax. I flew up 6 times because the 16″ ceramic tile I had picked out for the kichen and hall had to be changed because the co went belly up. Finally found it or extremely close to it somewhere else.

  45. dpforjodi
    08/14/2013 at 11:48 am

    that is downtown. I lived at Village by the Grange in the 80’s. Hey we were neighbours

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 11:52 am

      Small world! πŸ˜€

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 11:57 am

        yah, neighbourino. Can you outdrive the taxi’s

    • 08/14/2013 at 11:56 am

      You seem a little down in the dumps DP, anything we can do to cheer you up? – I know some great vulgar jokes, or ‘a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down the pants’

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 11:58 am

        Are you getting stressed out again DP?????????

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:00 pm

        no I am good maybe a vulgar joke and some seltzer simultaneously please oooooooh

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 11:57 am

      And now we’ve both ended up on islands and living a lifestyle completely opposite. No crowds, smog, subway,congestion, now putting few ki on the Jeep, friendly mailman, just lost the milkman, large properties…………………………….. and lots and lots of wind!!!!!!!!!!!

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:02 pm

        just living the dream

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:06 pm

        no not stressed just mellow. Beans I think that seltzer did the trick

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:07 pm

        hey I refer to here as the home of the newlyweds and the nearlydeads πŸ˜‰

  46. dpforjodi
    08/14/2013 at 12:12 pm

    sounds like here. No kids……. count your blessings.

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 12:15 pm

      That’s what I love about my little cul de sac. Incredibly quiet. All kids have graduated college and are gone. Biggest bonus – no construction!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus everything I need is now moving to my side of town.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:21 pm

        That is good. No stores here to move. I don’t like shopping anyways. Somebody had their grankids here which totally stressed me and gf out having a wharf and rotting in parts slipway.

    • 08/14/2013 at 12:17 pm

      Gotta go pick some stuff up at the library, keep smilin’ DP, see you and MMD in a bit. Wish we’d hear from Janeto, Anna and the others.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:24 pm

        Yah where are they. I think the Chipacaubra(sp) got Anna.
        Have funand more seltzer please

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:46 pm

        Once things get going again they will be back in the sandbox.

  47. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 12:16 pm

    DP have you been watching the Chrisman trial this week?

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 12:27 pm

      no. Juan seems too subdued. MMD you have to lay off.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:30 pm

        I know but after all, he is totally irresistible!!!! 😳 Once JA starts again I promise I will because I want him to be totally focused and end this for the Alexander family and friends.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:35 pm

        oh yes

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 12:31 pm

      have you seen the life of pi on netflix

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:33 pm

        No I haven’t but I saw your discussion with Beans. Will have to watch it.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:36 pm

        its very good. Just figuredhow to get subtiles on Lilihammer.Now Ican understand what theNorwegiansare saying

  48. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 12:32 pm

    Oscar Pistorius is supposed to be indicted next week which means it goes to a higher court. With the corruption and the fact he is such a hero to the people, ya just know he is going to get away with that murder. I truly hope that I am wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 12:34 pm

    So what did you think about the start of HOW??? Gawd he’s good looking and I love his relationship with Elan.

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 12:39 pm

      It was so good to see Doc Whitehead again and I am so ticked that Sean is working behind Cullen’s back with Durant!!! Plus can you believe that father who let his son hang!!!!!!

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 1:05 pm

        yes what was with that

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 12:44 pm

      Icant rememberhow itstarted.D’uh.Shame about Lily.
      Oh goodnow I can say the f word in Norwegian,
      Oh I now remember. Very good opening. Great line about the wolf, And the dressing part was funny

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:46 pm

        The dressing part was hilarious!!!!!!!

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:51 pm

        Littlekitty iscurled up beside me, Ifeel honoured.

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 12:54 pm

        You should!!!! πŸ˜€

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:59 pm

        yes i should but me arse is numb and I gotta go

  50. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 12:48 pm

    I couldn’t believe that he was turned away from the church he was married in. Geesh, the more things change the more they stay the same.

    • MMD
      08/14/2013 at 12:51 pm

      Yes it is a shame about Lily. I really liked her character but there probably wasn’t a strong, British woman involved in the actual building so they had to get back to the true focus of the show. I just wish the damn Swede was dead but he is supposedly going to reappear around the 4th or 5th episode. Can’t kill a good villain.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 12:57 pm

        I thought he wasn’t to die. And he is a good villian.

    • dpforjodi
      08/14/2013 at 1:02 pm

      how is Daisy

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 1:13 pm

        well Kitty is going to let me up. And off to make dinner/lunch/supper. Have a great afternoon and say hi to Beans when he gets back. See you all tomorrow, early I hope I don’t like sleeping in

      • MMD
        08/14/2013 at 1:16 pm

        See ya tomorrow DP. Have a great day!!! {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} since I think you are kind of down.

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 1:17 pm

        no just ran out of things to marathon with. How is Daisy though?

      • dpforjodi
        08/14/2013 at 1:21 pm

        low wintersucks rogue sucks lilyhammerdoesn’t suckas much now that I understand what I can understand what the norwegians are saying
        Thanks for the hugs

  51. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 1:14 pm

    So far so good. I was talking to my groomer yesterday and she said it sounded like she had a seizure. She has some days when she is quite active, others not at all. Knock on wood!

    Phipps developed an ear infection with the humidity and his heavy coat so I called the AVC first thing on Monday morning and had drops delivered to my door at 2. Considering there was only 1 out of 3 working in their pharmacy that day I was impressed all to hell!!!

  52. dpforjodi
    08/14/2013 at 1:30 pm

    well seizures aren’t good. Sendingmore healing
    Computeris actingup and it is tickingmeoff. See youtomorrowHugs toyouand babies hugs to you Beanshope you picked up some seltzer

  53. MMD
    08/14/2013 at 2:19 pm

    Beans – Here is a link to an article about Ted Levine and his current character


    • 08/15/2013 at 7:40 am

      Thanks MMD, good article. I was just reading his bio on IMDB which further adds to your degrees of separation theory – he worked with Tom Noonan in the movie Heat – which I love – who plays the preacher on HoW. I’m sure you already knew this but I just read he was also in the pilot of HoW.

      • dpforjodi
        08/15/2013 at 7:55 am

        hi Beans. how are you today? You and MMD are very perceptive. I was a bit off yesterday. I had had a low blood sugar spell in the middle of the night and all my dextrose was downstairs, which I had to go and get. But now my brain is full of glucose and firing, best kind. A new post opened up about WOBO. MMD how are you and the babies?

      • 08/15/2013 at 8:14 am

        So glad you’re feeling better DP, I’ll put the seltzer away then until it’s needed for a real emergency.

      • MMD
        08/15/2013 at 10:13 am

        Just keeping you informed Beans.

  54. dpforjodi
    08/15/2013 at 8:31 am

    Beans :
    So glad you’re feeling better DP, I’ll put the seltzer away then until it’s needed for a real emergency.

    So I will have to stick with the pop rocks.

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