thus far i have purchased 97 pounds of plaster and slathered ..92 pounds of it on the walls.
i have had one incident of "OH MY GOD I BOUGHT A HOUSE AND EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG AND I'M THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE NOW". that was when the boiler abruptly stopped working one night. hot water was running fine when i arrived after work, 11pm when i was rinsing paint brushes trying desperately to go home and sleep... lo and behold, theres no hot water. and wait... it seems cold in here. and i havent heard the boiler go in a few hours.. ooooh shit.
but a quick [not-so-cheap] service call, and everything is back up and running. apparently old boilers need weekly lovings. like checking the water level and draining off sediment. every 7 days. or less if the boiler is running more frequently. gahh.
other actual progress instead of regress [?] includes haphazardly refinishing the inside of the tiniest closet ever, which has since been primed but not painted