How to Avoid Being Hosed by Plumbers

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We had a plan.

The turkey needed to be cleaned and dry brined. Broccoli casserole was to be assembled. The pecan pie, spice cake and other desserts could all be made ahead of the culinary Super Bowl.

Taking a shower and discovering water with what I hoped was soil particles bubbling up from underneath a toilet bowl was nowhere on that to-do list.

Growing up, I always wanted to have a house with stairs. Maybe I had some secret penchant to possess a chair lift in my elderly years. Look how happy this guy is. Practically ebullient. “Look at my silly granddaughter in her aspirational Catholic school uniform wanting to ride on my chair lift.” He looks perfectly mobile and I suspect he had this installed purely as a display of wealth, much like his European scarf.

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