Our septic tank was pumped today and that was the bill. According to DH it's been more like 11 or 12 years since we had it done and the guy said we called to have it done just at the right time - it was just ready to need to be pumped. And I'm sure the price I sorta recall paying 12 years ago isn't the same as now. It was $380 for the pumping, plus tax and a $22 county fee (whatever they heck that is for). Plus DH added $75 to the bill by having them install a riser on the lid so next time he wouldn't have to dig 1 foot and a half down. He'll only have to dig like 6-8 inches. He could barely manage digging that big hole, physically, as it was, I'm sure in another 10 years or so, he'll be even less able.
First thing this morning I called the company we used before but they guy said they were working on a broken pump and couldn't come out for at least a week. I said thanks, but no thanks. I'll try someone else. So, I called another company and she said they could come out this afternoon and they were done and gone by the time I got home from work and now DH is busy filling the hole (smaller hole though, with the riser!) and trying to replace the pieces of sod so the grass will grow back where he dug it up.