We've been "redoing" our bathroom for the last two years. Lisa wants to fire the contractor for such a long delay, but in his defense, it's amazing what you can think to do instead of working on your bathroom. Over labor day weekend, we decided that we would jump in and get most of it done since it was already half-demolished and we had the home study coming up for the adoption. The only drawback with the plan is that it is the lone bathroom in the house, and by "redo" we really mean "tear every little piece of the old pink bathroom out and start from scratch" which included the toilet.
You can see where I'm going (maybe it's better that you don't...). We solved this by sending Lisa and Bobo to a hotel for three days, while the contractor got to stay and wrestle with the bathroom. While it's debatable as to who won the wrestling match, by the end of the three day weekend, new wiring, lights and outlets were in, new plumbing in place, drywall and cement board up, some tile on the floor and a functioning toilet back in place.
While much progress has been made since that fun filled weekend, the floor is finished, the shower/bath is complete, and bead-board and trim are up, the vanity has yet to make an appearance. Lazy vanity.