I have to start this post by saying how embarrassed I am to be asking. I'll try to make this as brief as possible.
Suffice it to say that the 50-year-old sewer line (which was cast-iron pipe) at our house gave up.
We have a good contractor, etc., but the part *not* covered by our homeowner's policy is now at approximately $16,000 USD.
I am hoping to raise a third of that via crowdsourcing. Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/55otp4
Again, my apologies for asking. A friend suggested that this might be worth a try.