June 2nd, 2009

20111112, Marilee

The IRS vs. The Credit Union

Lucila was here to clean and after she left, I called the IRS. You see, I mailed my state and federal taxes the same day and the state check came back mid-April, but the federal check hasn't. Yes, they got my taxes; they verified the number of the check, the amount, and when they deposited it. They checked that the money came from the credit union.

So I pulled out the statement for May and called the credit union. They insist that the check has never been deposited. That it couldn't possibly have been deposited. I had to ask four times to talk to a supervisor and she insisted that it couldn't have been deposited. Then she said if I called the IRS again and asked for the trace number, they might be able to find it. Well, I've been on the phone about an hour and my ear hurts. I'll have to do it later this week or maybe next week considering the appointments I have. I'm severely tempted to just remove the check/money from Quicken and leave it in the void.

Part Two of Murder on Swann Street.
20111112, Marilee

The Other Side of the Street

This is a Brazilian movie (English subtitles) where Regina, who is 65, acts as a police informer. She's always right and gets people as big as the leader of a child prostition gang. Then, sitting at her window with binoculars, she sees a man across the street give his wife an injection and then cover her face with the sheet. She reports this to her police contact as a murder, but the man turns out to be a judge and the wife to have had cancer.

Regina is sure he killed his wife and starts following him. He starts noticing her and asks her out. We see them move toward intimacy while she is simultaneously scared and infatuated. Will either or both of them find out the truth about the other? I liked this a lot.