Thursday. Fixed workday. The temps are barely supposed to hit 70 (F). The skies are overcast and there is a 25% chance of rain.
I was supposed to go see Downton Abbey last evening but cancelled. I was not in the mood to sit through 2 hours of costume drama silliness. Instead, I ate ice cream (lots of ice cream) and played Elden Ring. For those interested, the little white Speedo is gone; I'm now wearing brightly colored clothing.
Mike (the plumber) came back yesterday morning are replaced the old, cracked cast iron piping with brand, new PVC. It took him about 3 hours. He was not talkative. I spent most of the time outside with the dogs, who were very excited someone was working in the basement. Now and then, I'd take them in. They were very good: laid on the floor waiting to hear his feet climbing the stairs. He seemed fine with them.
I'm not a big one for having strangers in the house and even though he'd been here on Tuesday to do an assessment, I was pleased when his work was complete, and he finally packed up his gear and headed out to his truck. For those interested, here's a picture of what $1700 of new PVC piping looks like: