In other, less fun, news, we discovered last week that we have raw sewage leaking into the basement. The plumber has concluded that it's probably coming from our neighbours' house--the result of a corroded pipe. Since fixing this would involve ripping out their entire kitchen, our neighbours have been understandably reluctant to admit that they're the source of the problem. After all, they don't have raw sewage in their house! We tried calling the city, but they said that they can't interfere when it's all on private property. The next step, if we can't talk the neighbours into doing the repairs, is to take them to court, which promises to be expensive and probably not terribly good for neighbourly relations. (And even better, my partner--who actually owns the house--is leaving next week for a month of travelling.)
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