Time to check out “Twenty Sixteen” and see if I can get past that link on the homepage logo with reasonable effort. Easy enough: search for the theme, install it, activate it:
I’m happy enough with the status of the site appearance for now. Since I don’t really have any specific design criteria right now I can play with the page layout to my heart’s content. How long it will take to get the link functionality the way I want it remains to be seen and I really hope I don’t have to dig into the PHP to make it happen but that’s fodder for the next post.