The only way I was going to get this done was if I passed the point of no return:
I'd say that pretty much commits me to finishing.
At first, I thought I would pry the linoleum off the underlayment. That was, until I had to chisel it off using a spreader at the rate of about 1 square foot per hour. Figuring that that would take me until Sprint figured out how to take payment, I looked back over the instruction. Hey! You can put ceramic tile right over the linoleum! Moreover, the linoleum has a line pattern on it, so I don't even have to put down a grid myself. How cool is that?
So, one large tub of Type I adhesive and vaarious muscle aches later, the middle tiles, the ones that go in the middle of the floor and don't require any trimming, are about 75% done. Yes, I'm going to roll the fridge out and tile under it, and the oven is around the corner, so it still needs to be moved back, too. The hardest part isn't that, it's going to be cutting the tile as it wraps around the pantry doorway. And maybe, having to cut the pantry door itself down by 1/4".
And there's no going back.