Apparently, last night’s State of the Apartment address was prematurely optimistic.
My toilet just died.
UPDATE: Grayton Plumbing just showed up, assessed the problem, and claimed it would cost more than $250 to fix a broken fill valve. Do a little Goggling. A fill valve runs about $12. However, somehow this service fell into their “category 4” pricing of $233 plus tax. I called the signif and we made a co-executive decision to decline. I’ve moved on to plan B. It’s not a fully-hatched plan just yet, but I know it’s not going to set me back more than $250.
Btw, this is not the first time a plumbing company has tried to rip me off. Last time I had a broken accessory in a toilet, it was a $9 part and the repair guy wanted to replace the entire toilet claiming it was “just old.” What is with these people? Where do they learn how to try scam the customer so casually? Is there a class? A trade show? It’s just astounding.