And then, it gets better. The nice plumber I called yesterday (after the one I had such hopes for referred me back to the original hack that stalled out on us after 3 months) spent some time this morning telling me that the water pressure problems we're having might actually be the problem of the water provider and to talk to the city and county to get some answers. So yay for the possibility of not having to spend money on that. He also told me that if it turns out we need to pay for a solution, he'd be happy to do it. And he sounds like the kind of guy that won't put us off beyond a scheduled date.
Also, I predicted a problem at work. I pushed very hard on some coworkers to avoid this problem but eventually had to settle for a "no, we're not going to do it that way." Today, the problem has come to pass. But the good part is that the person who told me no is the one who's getting screwed. So basically, he set himself up for this particular problem, and now gets to reap what he sowed. Oh, I'm laughing my ass off on this one.