There is a line in the trailer for the movie, Project Valkyrie, in which a German officer opines, "There is no problem that cannot be solved with high explosives." The same could be said for money. Today the sink backup in the little kitchen became a sewer backup in the whole house. And this had to happen when there were paying tenants here, thankyouverymuch.
RotoRooter came out and the young man spent more than an hour excavating about a bushel of roots and attendant human products with a giant drain clearing machine. All the drains run freely now. I washed the hooey out of the toilet and shower stall. The sense of relief is as palpable as if the blockage had been personal. And it cost me nothing more than money.