Just had some neighbors over here, father and son, to fix my toilet. Said toilet has been flowing pretty much continually from tank into bowl for quite a while now. Water constantly flowing, it got to where my water softener needed to be repaired. And at that point I said, enough!
They came over and tinkered with things, replaced some of the hardware in the toilet. I'll keep an eye on it to make sure nothing leaks, but it seems fixed. Cheaper than a plumber!
And next time they need a computer set straight, I'll be glad to oblige. I've righted dozens of computers in this neck of the woods. So we scratch one another's backs, and so the underground non-cash economy flourishes. Our overlords in Washington don't know the half of it.