After repeated trips to Rona and Canadian Tire, we put up a couple sets of curtains: for Rei's room and ours. Again, it took longer than expected but this time I can blame blunt drill bits instead of poor renovation skills. The kids helped out with their tools and marvelled at the powers of HandyDaddy, not knowing any better.
Progress is being made around the house. There's more floor visible in the office/guest room and artwork is finding its place on the walls. Bit by bit, the house is feeling like home.