Let's try to guess how much the bill will be for the plumber who's coming to my house tomorrow!
Yes, the plumbing has finally forced my hand.
The water heater's been leaking for a while. It's ten years old, so it's probably on its way out. I was delaying the inevitable by placing a drip pan underneath the leaky valve, but, well, the leakage is increasing.
Still! While it was on my "to-do" list, it was hovering somewhere near the bottom, in the vicinity of "take down Christmas lights" and "change furnace filter".
But! Last night, the toilet clogged.
Oh sweet Jeezus, if THAT'S not a worst-case scenario, I don't know what is.
I managed to plunge it out, and this morning it's flushing, if somewhat reluctantly, but
it was time to call a plumber. THE TOILET MUST FLUSH.
So! What will the bill be?
I am guessing that the water heater needs to be replaced. I am guessing that the toilet needs to be ... snaked, or whatever it is they do to reluctant toilets.
I am guessing $759.36. Care to take a guess?