Sorry for being gone so long. There will be many posts soon, though. We discovered water was getting in the house, and now we know why--the chimney isn't properly sealed and is crumbling. Awesome. (Also, it's weird that we even have a chimney when we have no fireplaces.) More money, more work to be done. We're also planning on replacing some windows, and trying to do it ourselves. I'll let you know how that turns out (or doesn't turn out).
Other upcoming projects to watch for:
The basement bathroom: There is tile in the garage left over from when the previous inhabitants redid the upstairs bathroom, so we're going to use it to redo the basement bathroom. This will be good tiling practice. If we mess it up, it won't be half as bad as messing up the bathroom upstairs.
The kitchen: I've drawn up a plan (which I will soon scan and share) for temporary kitchen improvements. We can't spend the money right now to completely redo it, so I have created a plan based on what we can do ourselves.