And a TOILET!
You have no idea how huge this is! This afternoon, the fabulous Diamond Dave (Farm Maven's hubby) came by the Taj and helped (and by 'helped' I mean pretty much single-handedly) install the toilet. I had to run around a bit and tighten the caps on the old sink lines and the old shower has a steady drip, but everything went very well. I have a bucket under the old shower head and the plumber should be able to start soon, so bye-bye old shower, anyway.
I could have CRIED, I was so happy to have running water again. I've been hesitant to tackle skim-coating or painting without cleanup capabilities. Now, things look more do-able.
The new vanity has been shimmed into place, but I still need a small 1 1/2" PVC extender to hook up the drain line. It's not the look I necessarily wanted (I still mourn the loss of the fabulous Kohler pedestal sink), but it will be a functional bathroom for Tank and for guests. THANK GOD. Honestly, there were moments (many) when I didn't think I'd make it.
But all the news isn't sunshine and roses. The Farm Maven and Co.suffered a significant blow to the funding for their second adoption when an unexpectedly high tax bill arrived. It's really sickening to know that almost half your income goes to fund the lifestyles of those who won't work and that's why you work your tail off and you STILL barely make it. Don't get me wrong, I know that there are many deserving recipients of government funds out there...I just think those folks are outnumbered by the ones who cheat the system simply because they don't want to work. And now a child waits even longer for a loving family, so that another family can sit on their arses. It just isn't fair.