Pokermon and I are meeting with a realtor on Saturday to look at 2 houses for rent in the quaint historical towns just north of here. They’re actually in our price range (barely) and allow pets. Option 1:
3 bedrooms, 1 bath, block home within walking distance to downtown ***, modern kitchen, living room, laundry room/utility room with washer and dryer included, wall-to-wall carpeting throughout, central heat and air, open patio, separate out building
What is “separate out building?” A shed? Ick to the carpeting, but whatever, I’m used to it. Not too sure about the 1 bathroom with a family of 4, but hey, we still have the kids’ training potty for emergencies. Besides, that would mean only one bathroom to clean. Dadgum I hate cleaning the bathroom. On the plus side, the location is an easy distance to several gorgeous public springs. Option 2:
3 bedroom, 2 bath, newly renovated block home within walking distance of downtown ***, modern eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, laundry room with washer and dryer, hardwood floors, central heat and air, carport, fenced yard
If I’m guessing the right house from the google-maps street view, it’s a privacy fence. That’s good. One of my primary criteria for housing at this point is that I have to be able to send the boys outside to play (intermittently supervised, of course) without worrying that they’ll be run over, kidnapped, or mauled by dogs. The hardwood floors sound dreamy.
I’ve been so tempted to throw the kids in the car and drive up to sneak a peek, but I’ve resisted the urge. If the places are sucking pits, I don’t want to know it yet. Let me hold on to the fantasy that I could have an actual linen closet this time next month.
I’ve driven through these towns many times, but I don’t know anything about the residential areas. It’s a little unsettling to think of moving blindly into an unknown neighborhood, but I’m still excited about the possibility.
Guess that’s all I have to say about that. Updates on Saturday night.
Speaking of anticipation though, I just got e-mail confirmation that Yakko’s Christmas present has shipped. I can hardly wait to play with it.