The plumbing is fixed after just over 24 hours of water and sewer shut off, 2.5 days of plumbers working, and a big hole in our back porch...
They had to cut out the floor of the porch in order to get to the pipes that needed fixing...unfortunately the pipe that connects us to the sewer is cracked and the plumbers will be back to dig up our yard and fix it. They will have to dig up a trench from the back of our house into the alley. This cannot be done right away because it is very very rainy this week. And the plumbers are very hard to pin down so it will take awhile to get it done.
So now we can get the basement and ducts cleaned, the basement painted and soon a new floor on the back porch.