Plumbers are expensive because it is a highly specialized trade requiring thousands of hours to master. Additionally, they make house calls meaning they spend time and money investing in vehicles, tools, equipment and gas to bring to you. They also carry insurance and have other overhead expenses. Labor shortages in the field also contribute to premium pricing.
The book had a good premise and a decent plot, but I started skimming early on. The smex buddy was in over 70% of the book, so the couple argued about her presence throughout most of the book. I would have liked to see more of the book devoted to just the two central characters and their relationship without the OW. I overdosed on the OW by the middle of the book. The story was more about the h dealing with the H and his relationship with the OW. The OW pretty much had a tight leash on the H and was constantly yanking at his collar telling him when to fetch....and he was quick to respond...much like a dog.
“Intelligent Service replaced our two sump pumps, added digital float switches, and installed a digital wall unit to track the water levels and pump options. They also checked our existing battery backup for battery outputs. They improved the piping and fixed the check valves. They cleaned the sump pit and the work area. They did a terrific job. Will definitely use them again and will recommend them as well. Pleasure to work with, very responsive, knowledgeable staff, and did a good job explaining the work order prior to writing up the estimate.”