...is one of those things you don't really think about until you don't have it. And then you lose your mind. And turn into a crabby monster you don't recognize.
Thank goodness, the plumbers are now officially finished. And there is no more galvanized pipe. The entire house (and the line to the road) have been converted to PVC pipes. And there are new valves, handles, and showerheads in both showers. And new valve and faucet in the sink in the half-bath. And the kitchen sink has FINALLY STOPPED DRIPPING. Oh, and we can actually use our master bath again!