You guys are the BEST! I really appreciate everyone who left encouraging comments, and let me know I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed. Things have definitely gotten better. I think my expectations were definitely too high for that first walk-through, and everything has improved since then. What some of you have dealt with is way worse than the little things we dealt with, so thanks for offering some perspective!
Our new home is beautiful. It's a hundred years old and has gorgeous woodwork and a fabulous front porch. The main floor was move-in ready, which was a huge plus. Our two biggest projects (other than the obvious moving of stuff) have been painting the basement (previously dark wood paneling), which has now been transformed into a cheery blue playroom; and working on Nathan's room. His room previously had 5 layers of wallpaper, with the bottom layer being a musty mauve-colored plaster. Lovely! Extra thanks to Eric and crew for scraping for hours on that yukky stuff!
Today (Wednesday) will be our main re-location day, so it will be awhile now before I'll be able to write an update. We've actually used Nathan's wagon to do some of the moving, just as I joked about earlier, so I'll have to post a picture of that next week. Plus there will of course be some pix of the inside of the house. Thanks for sharing in our journey!