A Christmas Surprise We Could Have Done Without (Part 3)

The plumber fixed everything, we have full functionality. Yay! The only question was cost, and it came out okay. I’m pretty happy. Compared to the fears I had, the cost was more than reasonable, about $300 for everything: two trips to the house, materials and labor. We use this independent plumber instead of one of the big outfits because he is bonded and insured like the big companies but works for himself, chooses his jobs and calculates his price. He’s always been prompt, reasonable, friendly and the work has stood the test of use and time.

Whew! Glad that’s over with.  Now, back to the holiday season. I just had a call from the dentist. In addition to my appointment last week and tomorrow, I need not one but two more to get a new impression for the remade bridge. I go once a week all the way to Christmas. Bah.

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9 Responses to A Christmas Surprise We Could Have Done Without (Part 3)

  1. Carl V. says:

    That is one heck of a deal. That would have been a decent price for just one trip, let alone two. So happy that you got a good deal. On the other hand I feel for you and your ongoing dental ordeal. Bah humbug.

  2. Glad it all worked out reasonably.

  3. macavityabc says:

    Not bad at all. Sounds like you have a good and reliable guy to call on.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Well done. Glad that is over. Imagine if it gad happened Christmas Eve,

  5. Todd Mason says:

    Yuck all around, except in having found, as Bill notes, a reasonable and competent plumber.

  6. cgramlich says:

    Not a bad cost for that actually. You made out well, I should think. Glad all is finished.

  7. A good plumber, like a good electrician and a good fix-it guy, is invaluable. You got a deal with all that work for only $300. But now you’ll have to give the savings to your dentist. Good luck with that!

  8. Art Scott says:

    This seems to be the time of year for things to crap out. A couple years ago it was the dishwasher. Fix required more than a simple swap-out – first replacement wouldn’t fit the space, leak damage required replacing part of the sub floor, etc. Last week it was the garage door opener. Hope that’s the worst of it for this year. (I’ll spare you the recent tale of the dead cat under the house, not wanting to distress your friend-to-all-felines sensibilities.)

  9. Richard says:

    Art, hopefully, a garage door opener shouldn’t be too big a deal… Thanks for not sharing any more then you did of the cat thing.

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