Needless to say she was happy when we pulled into the parking lot and she saw on in the cart stall and was pretty content for 15 minutes while I browsed.
And somehow she wound up in the empty bathtub and boy was it a treat. It was loud, she wasn't as supervised as she is when she has a bath and she loved it. For a few minutes at least. And it didn't even require home made paint like or glow sticks like you see all over Pinterest. Literally, picked her up put her in the tub and it provided entertainment. Toddlers are neat like that.
We survived our second night of the water heater debacle which included hot water, some very loud banging and a woman who doesn't do well with loud noises, come to find out. This isn't surprising as I have some serious issues with quiet, small noises so you should expect loud ones would magnify by lack of patience and sanity.
Regardless, the water damaged parts have been removed. Now we let it dry with the help of huge fans and de-humidifiers which if these are in your house, don't wear contacts, FYI. Those things were stuck to my eyeballs, like STUCK.
We'd like to say thank you to all of our family and friends who have offered to help. It means the world to us that we know we can call on you when needed.