The Geek is starting to mud the drywall on the vent from the range hood. She installed the hood a couple of years ago while I was at an evening class. I got home around 2100 hours (she usually gets home from work at 1745) to a hole in the exterior brick wall and a fully installed range hood.
Since there were more urgent projects in the works, it took awhile before the exhaust vent was framed in, then eventually drywall was screwed on.
This is Phase I of re-doing the back hallway. Stay tuned.