The sun nears the horizon and the temperature finally dips under 80, welcome relief.

Insurance will not cover the sewer work. We’re working on second calls to alternate providers for differing estimates and the like. On reflection, I am livid that we paid over $2k to a service company that left things more broke than when they arrived. That’s just about $700 an hour of breaking my shit. And I do mean my shit.

In fairness, the (still unusable) toilet has been reset and at last ten dollars worth of new PVC pipe installed. What price arm deep in sewage?

I should note that it’s not the whole house that’s affected, only the upstairs, so we can still shower and use the can. Although the can in the basement also probably has a bad basal seal. Can you guess what company won’t be getting that job?