My commode problems have been fixed. Paid a plumber $425 to come out and show me where my “clean-out” pipe was located. He ran a snake down and pulled out the tree roots that were clogging it up. I could’ve easily done this with my 25′-foot snake but didn’t know to look for the clean-out pipe. Knowledge is money.

Just ripped the carpet out of the bathroom. The job was unpleasant to say the least. Upside — I’m going to go ahead and pull out the toilet and cabinetry. No better time than right now. Figure I’ll get me one of them fancy low-flow commodes they’ve been talking about. Gonna replace the carpet with tile.

Suddenly, it’s a big project. But, not this big.