Right on, BRR!
I would echo jw7's comment about the chords to learn first. Even though it's tough at first, really concentrate on letting the notes ring out on every string fretted and non-fretted. Buzzing chords are not musical and you don't want to start out with bad habits.
Tune often. Play a game with yourself where you try and tune the pitch by ear, then check how you did with the tuner.
Also, try and keep time. Slow it way down until you get better, but always try and keep in time. You will thank me later if you ever have aspirations of playing with others.
Play a little every day, 10-15 minutes and you'll get better much faster than one 8 hour session a week.
Have fun! It takes time, but you can make great strides if you keep your expectations reasonable and don't expect to be playing out in two months.