Tank and I left Mayberry at 9:00 this morning, picked up our baby friend from the caring home parents, then all of us made the trek back to the coast. I took the little one to meet her new parents at their hotel. It goes without saying that there is now a very happy, brand-new family in the world tonight!
After a brief detour at home, it was back to pick up the baby's birthmom and then a two-hour visit between the families. The visit went really well, with everyone feeling very positive and a lot of love and respect between the parties.
Now, I'm finally home and halfway watching the Braves game that Shawn very thoughtfully recorded for me.
While in Mayberry, I decided to demo the master bath. Cue the maniacal laughter, because boy, was THAT ever a joke! I managed to get both sinks disconnected and out, along with one vanity, but the other vanity and the shower defeated me. I figured out why when I saw the three-inch nails that the doggone things were attached with! Holy cow...I was in there, just whaling away with a sledge hammer and it WAS NOT happening. I'm really tired and my arms are sore, sore, sore. And the most annoying part of all is that I wasn't as successful as I'd hoped. Oh, well. Rome wasn't built in a day and apparently the Taj isn't going to be remodeled in a day, either.
Here's a few photos, so you can share in the magic. Or madness.
Partially demo'd second vanity
First vanity removed and cabinet demo underway
Debris pile. And a cheap fan because...damn. It's hot.