And so for the past couple of days I've been reduced to washing my clothes by hand in the sink. This sink has no means of stopping the drain. So I got to plunge one hand in the hot soapy water to try (and mostly fail) to stop the draining while swishing my clothes around with my other hand and flooding half my bathroom in the process. Then I discovered that I could plug the drain with a shot glass. Now the process is a little less annoying, but I still want my landlady back.
I tried to upload some pictures, but my internet is being disagreeable. Maybe I'll take my laptop to campus tomorrow and give it a go there.