Finally! We installed the range hood this weekend after grouting, caulking, and sealing the tile. It works like a charm and vents like a champ.
I was also able to re-install my VERY much missed oven/stove. We've been eating out of an electric skillet and crockpot for 6 weeks!
It's actually starting to look like a kitchen again!
Now for the last stretch of this journey, I start working on those upper cabinets and building a false cabinet facing up to the ceiling. After the tiling and range hood marathon, going back to painting cabinets again is going to be a breeze!