Thursday, 18 July 2013
Working in Montréal today --Girl mad as hell!
Good morning folks,
I will be working in Montréal today.
National Post front page story: Girl 'mad at wind'. Isabelle Webster is mad as hell and she isn't going to take it anymore! 3 year old Isabelle and her family left their home in Regina on Monday and on their return later that day Isabelle found that her playhouse assembled in the yard had been blown apart by the wind.
Was it the actions of the big bad wolf? The Wicked Witch of The North? Nope.. according to the story a tornado, albeit quite localized, may have been the culprit. The girl's father takes it all in stride and promised to rebuild what was a $300 kit house from Costco.
TV's Mike Holmes however isn't quite so relaxed, claims that this is the result of unlicensed builders not following the building code and risking the safety of the occupant's lives and those in neighbouring communities.. "The gov'ts need to step up to the plate and crack down on these unlicensed, uncertified weekend builders before someone is killed! Come on now!".
Holmes assessed the damage to the one room playhouse and explained that the main house will also have to be torn down as there was some loose shingles and an unknown amount of internal damage. The girl's father has protested Mike's decision and has blocked the access road to his property.
"I don't know who this Mike guy is, but his workers have started demolishing my house! There is nothing wrong with it, it wasn't even touched!"
Not to be outdone by Holmes and his crew, Ty Pennington and his band of hammer wielding TV personalities from Extreme Makeover had a tear filled interview with Isabelle where she explains, "I'm mad, somebody broke my house.".
Ty has secured corporate sponsorship to build Isabelle a new 5000 sq ft multilevel playhouse with an indoor pool, game room, music studio and live petting zoo. Ty explained, "this little girl and her family have gone through so much already, it just breaks our heart to see her standing out among the rubble of her once beautiful home. She and her parents need our help, they deserve our help.".
Isabelle's father has pleaded with local authorities to have the TV crews removed, that he will fix up the playhouse and repair the loose shingles.
The local authorities efforts were thwarted when late in the day Gail Vaz-Oxlade arrived. "Well it's no wonder that Isabelle has got her self into troubles, she been relying on her parents to pay her bills and hasn't even started paying back the $300 for her house or saving anything for her retirement!" .. "If she continues this way, in a few years she will be half a million dollars in debt."
Isabelle stood her ground against Gail and explained she was only 3 and likes jelly beans.
Have a good day.