On Saturday morning, I borrowed my neighbor's truck to get 8 sheets of drywall (thanks again Mark!). I started hanging the top half of the dining room the next day. Since I'll be installing panel wainscoting on the lower half, I decided to use 1/4" plywood for that half, to be covered with 1/4" birch sheets as the panel. That's the plan for now, anyway.
The drywall install was going fairly well, until I came across a 4" stud that was sticking out 1/4" more than the rest. Old houses are great, provided you have enough patience for them. So, tonight I'll be putting the Sawzall to work to make a more level surface for the drywall.