Nate, sorry, I misunderstood you. I had visions of trying to 'pour' water from the bed valve into a bucket. I guess I was having a blonde moment.
I might try your suggestion. It can't possibly be slower than the sink method. Thanks!
It's not even a little empty. I haven't tried anything since the faucet episode the other night. At the very least I need a shorter hose and I'm going to look into pumps and wet-vacs at Home Depot today. Wish me luck!