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In his return of call, Tom Hanson, the Coldwell Banker realtor who had indeed sold the Fink family home back in Kenmore, New York, reported proceeds from that sale were transferred electronically to the account of Stuyvesant “Wolffmüller," a seeming irregularity, but one prearranged while the Finks’ sole heir was in town for his mother’s funeral. Beyond this memory-jostling tidbit, Mr. Hanson had nothing more to contribute (aside from the name of Stuyvesant’s bank where the account—Dad checked—had long since been closed). Tracks by Mr. Whatever-His-Surname-Is-Now had once more been obliterated, the activities of Bio-Waste Anonymous perhaps suggesting why: 

SRYME@JEANNECLAUDE.ET.NET

#5

UPDATE ON BIO-WASTE ANONYMOUS: COMPANY REGISTERED WITH THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, STUYVESANT WOLFFMÜLLER SOLE PROPRIETOR. LICENSE TO HANDLE HAZARDOUS (BIOLOGICAL) MATERIAL ISSUED CONCURRENTLY. AN INVENTORY OF BIG-TICKET EQUIPMENT SUGGESTS THE VENTURE WAS FUNDED BY VERY DEEP POCKETS (JULIANA’S, I PRESUME, BEFORE HER PERSONAL FORTUNE PETERED OUT). THE COMPANY, UNDER A SET OF STRINGENT GUIDELINES, WAS AUTHORIZED TO ELIMINATE (I.E. EUTHANIZE) GENETIC-INDUSTRY WASTE. RESEARCH FACILITIES (PRIVATE AND PUBLIC, RENOWN AND OBSCURE) WERE LISTED ON A BACKLOG OF CUSTOMERS SUBMITTED WHEN BWA, EIGHTEEN MONTHS LATER, FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. I’M NO BIO-ENGINEER, BUT THE APPARATUS ASSEMBLED, WHEN COMPARED TO ITS STATED PURPOSE, SOMEHOW DOESN’T JIVE. MATERIALS WERE, IN FACT, DELIVERED FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED CLIENTS. WHAT MR. WOLFFMÜLLER (FINK) ULTIMATELY DID WITH THEM REMAINS TO BE DISCOVERED. CONSIDERING HIS EX-WIFE’S RETICENCE WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT THIS MATTER, I SUSPECT SOMETHING ILLICIT.

RESULTS FROM AN INTERVIEW AT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB, I TRUST, WILL SHED MORE LIGHT TOMORROW.

D. O'ROURKE

With report number five written and saved well ahead of time, Dad delays its emailing to give himself a breather. This job, which should have been finished by now, not only is gobbling up an extra few days, it is setting him a pace he finds uncomfortably accelerated, compounded by his embarrassment at being so ineffectual.

ü      pick up dry-cleaning

ü      extend hotel room reservation

ü      confirm appointment & location

ü      buy shaver

ü      send flowers to Twyla @ Hall of Records

ü      check DMV for S. Wolffmüller

ü      call Flo

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