Well, we figured out the countertop issue (by unattaching it, scribing it, sanding it, and then putting back in) and now we're getting close to being ready to tile. I went out and bought an inexpensive wet saw, since we figured we're going to have to do the bathroom too at some point, and we're just about ready to go.
I think I'm a bit nervous though so I'm hesitating on getting started. I'm sure once we actually do it will be fine. I think it's just the typical I-Haven't-Done-This-Before hesitation. We'll get some pictures up as we progress.