If it's true that life tests us, I'm having exam week right now. The landlord was supposed to send the plumber this weekend to fix the toilet (actually, the previous plumber we had here said there was no way to do that; the toilets both had to be replaced because they were so old).But we waited and waited, didn't go out as we had planned yesterday afternoon because we were waiting, and they never showed up or called us. Neither did the landlord. R. sent a letter repeating what the plumber told us--that there was a real chance that the toilets would flood and seriously damage the apartment if they were not soon replaced. But the landlady is sure we are the problem, not the toilets, and is doing everything she can to get rid of us.
We have to stay here until the process of buying a house is over, so we need her to do something about this toilet stuff. Today I will probably call a lawyer I know and ask her for a referral to someone who does this kind of law, and we will begin the process of demanding that this landlady fulfill her part of the rental agreement.