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.