Once I had the kitchen all jacked up I could finally completely clear out the kitchen and start laying tile underlayment - this process took much longer than anticipated. O well.
Maybe it's hard to tell, but when I went to go pick up all of the tile, it made my car ride reaaaalll low. 1,200 ldbs of ceramic tile, woohoo!
All of the old kitchen cabinets will now reside in my garage - I'm pretty happy with re-using these materials in this way.
The tile underlayment is all installed - I am so excited to see the dark gray tile get installed!