It’s been a week; I thought he wasn’t interested! A very pleasant surprise when he knocked on my door. Now, I believe enough dirt was removed so a plumber can install a shut-off. A plumber has been contacted and (tentatively) will arrive on Thursday. Furthermore, I’ll inquire about the cost to replace the hot water heater in the laundry room. Spend money; I can’t take it with me!!
Changing the subject: My lawyer lady-friend suggests my “Intentional Community” is right here. “LOVE IT, DON’T LEAVE IT.” (Pretend the nasty landlady doesn’t exist. This evening, the “nasty landlady” sent her stepson to see “what the hell is she doing?”)