We have painted a single wall. We now have a futon, as opposed to the bits of futon required to make a futon. In this way, entropy has been defied (not really). But there's still a crack in the wall, the plumbing still needs seeing to and the entire place really needs improved insulation, as this winter has proven.
Keeping a home in good condition is a lot more time consuming that I imagined it would be. What else don't they tell you at school?