I have kept most of the drama surrounding the sale of our house off of this board. Its weird, sometimes when things are difficult and complicated I want to vent to everyone, and other times its practically painful to keep even people who need to know in the loop because I would just rather not deal with it. With the house it has been the later. The good news is now, its all over!! We closed on our house today, and it is no longer ours, which is such a huge relief. DH has been doing most of the leg work for it and for that I am so grateful.
We also have been starting to look at houses here and have some candidates, though we are not sure yet. It is such a balancing act - money versus specific wants... For example there is one house that we really like and is at a good price in a good neighborhood, but has on street parking only. There is another that looks like it has tons of potential and could be so cool, but needs some work and its hard to tell just how much work. And there is a third that is at the very tippy top of our price range and is very nice, but will probably feel small with a growing family and our conglomeration of personal effects. As the list to the right would suggest, we really are hoping that this house we buy now will be our forever home, but at the same time we are in a hurry to move to stop being a burden to everyone. So its a balancing act in finding a house we are happy with (not rushing), and finding a house quickly (rushing). Cross your fingers that the perfect house for us comes on the market!