We made it! Well, I have to grout tonight, but unless the grout gods hate me way more than usual - we made it! There's enough tile done to install the fixtures - which means we'll return from vacation to a second flushing toilet and sink. That is so very exciting. Nothing like creeping down a flight of stairs at 4 am because you really have to pee and you don't want to wake the dog up and get him all excited.
There is absolutely no way I would have finished this much of the tile (the wall to the left is also tiled up 2 levels) without the cheerful sweaty labor of Jaimee and Sabrina, and the clean up crew of Autumn. Thanks guys. My sanity appreciates.
And yes, I have tiled rather oddly. Most people do either the floor or the walls first, not parts of each. If we're going to go down that path, I suppose most people hang the rest of the ceiling and walls before tiling at all. But you know what? Second flushing toilet. That's all I have to say about that. Sometimes the little things in life are important enough to make you figure out how work over and around a sink.
I will say the tiling was so much easier than the downstairs bathroom, mostly because this time I know what I'm doing. I also brought the tile saw upstairs, which made a huge difference for speed - and leg exhaustion. Grouting tonight and then the beach tomorrow and recovery from a week of late night tiling!