Actually I wanted to do exactly what you said. I got tired of trying to dry it out using my method and called a tiling "expert" to have the tiles removed and let everything dry out. I live in a small town and don't have many options. Anyway, he said "if it was me", he would not take up the tile but instead do it the way I am doing it...that's why I have continued on. Thanks for the comments all, it's time to take a shower.