A year and seven months after my water disaster, the plumbers are at the house doing the last of their work, knock on wood. They tell me that my home is legendary in their circles, and a topic of frequent discussion at the restoration company. This morning, they snapped the head of a monkey wrench off attempting to open a stubborn galvanized clean-out pipe, so there are still surprises, but hopefully not too many more.
The ‘Barrel Of Tears’ above was created by, and a gift from, comic creator Justin Green. It’s shown here sitting on my ice-covered kitchen windowsill, last February.