Have purchased a dishwasher, a Kenmore (yay, sale!), however it wasn't in stock, so I can't pick it up until mid-week. No big deal. That'll let me start in first thing Saturday. I also stopped by the Depot to look at kitchen faucets, and found one I liked. It's mid-range at around $90. (By comparison, I could get one similar to what I have now for $20, but I really dislike the one I have now.) I'll swing by Lowe's after work during the week to see what they have.
So, anyway, now I have a good solid week to overthink all this. The key question is whether I'm going to try to install the faucet in place, which is backbreakingly awkward, or do it by yanking the sink out, installing the the faucet, and then reinstalling the sink, which is less awkward, but more work.