November 30th, 2005

responsible

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I have, in my hot little hands, the Mortgage Statement for Discharge Purposes for our house!!! That's right, bu-bye mortgage.

Our mortgage matures tomorrow, with a teeny little bit left on it. We have not received a single call from our bank over the past month asking us to renew. So today, I called up my hubby's bank, and asked them to set up a draft on our LOC. So, we really still have a bit to pay, and a fraction of our house is still owned by a bank, but no mortgage! YAY. We can pay it off as fast or as slow as we want, we just have to remember to save my own property taxes now (they were included in my mortgage payments). We're no longer locked into the insane payment schedule we set up to get rid of the mortgage. The rate is at prime, so lower than all the mortgages out there, and we can convert it to a mortgage and lock in if rates start to rise *g*

Yay!!
bullshit

Karla Homolka

The judges in Quebec really need to stop smoking crack. How is it that a repeat sex offender, who lied to the Crown to make a deal and get a lighter sentence, is able to walk away with absolutely no restrictions, when there is a section of the Criminal Code that allows for these restrictions to be set up? She is responsible for the rape of at least 5 girls, and the murder of 3, including her own sister. And yet now there is nothing to restrict her from contacting her victims or their families?

If nothing else, she is claiming some sort of Stockholm Syndrome defense now, so why would they not restrict her communications with her ex-husband? This judge believes there is a chance she will re-offend (which is what section 810 is about) but decides to lift all restrictions. It leaves me shaking my head.