My lovely partner Daniel has very kindly been helping me out with making holes, as I am too much of a wuss to use the drill myself. I don't usually hesitate to do 'boy stuff' like playing with tools, but for some reason I just have nightmares of drills suddenly jumping out of your hand and attacking your arms, legs, and all your furniture! Or at least ruining whatever you were trying to drill in the first place.
So yes, everything appears to be coming along nicely. Some things have come out better than I had hoped, and others not quite as well, but hopefully the end result will be something I am proud to stick up on here in the land of the internets.