We now have a functioning stove, courtesy of Nathan's friend Joe. The oven doesn't work quite right, but at least we can boil water and sautee things now.
We also have a dryer, courtesy of Nathan's friend Jamie. It's a bit old, and I'm told it takes longer than most dryers to heat up, but it is a dryer.
I have weeded several of the flower beds around the house which badly needed weeding.
The house is starting to feel more like a home everyday.