Did you know there was a construction tool thingy called butt strips. Not joking. I'm not really even sure what they are used for - but my handy dandy hubby began stapling these strips to the exposed wall behind our kitchen sink. The ultimate goal is to tile this wall - but first we must install Hardie Board (it helps the tile stick better, I think). The butt strips are probably installed to make the wall a little more even, making the Hardie Board install a little bit easier.
Either way, the strips are in, the Hardie Board is ready to be installed, and the tile is cut. We just might have a completely tiled kitchen by the end of the weekend!