Images and textures

hello! I am trying to add texture to a house I created. I found an image online that I would like to upload and put on my house as a starting point, and then add more texture in blender on the house.
I have version 2.62, and I can’t figure out how to upload the image to blender, or do anything in this version with texture for that matter.
Can anyone explain to me how to do this?
Thank you in advance :slight_smile: