I've been to the hardware store twice this week - found the parts I needed the second time (hallelujah). The second time I had to wait a couple of days until I had the money for more parts. Turns out I needed to replace the P-trap, except that I couldn't - I couldn't find the exact one I had, and the ones the store had weren't the right size or type. #Q$^&!#$^%@#!
Finally I figured out I could just remove my P-trap (and if you've never had the pleasure of smelling the water that sits in there, I highly recommend it. It's a heady combination of bong water and poop, with very slight but delectable rotten-potato overtones) and alter it just a tiny bit so that everything lines up correctly. This involved sawing it in half and inserting a small coupler in between the two ends to extend it (translation: I had to touch the inside. Ewwwww).
The fun part - yes, more fun than the bongpoopwater - was that I don't have the strength in my hands/arms to get the connector in place, and so I have to wait yet again until I can find someone willing to help push a couple of pieces together.
Meanwhile, my kitchen has looked like this all week:
Also, washing dishes in the bathroom sink and the backyard? Not as fun as it sounds.
Update soon. I hope. Please. I WANT TO USE MY NEW SINK DAMMIT.