We worried we were being too picky but stuck to our guns and had faith that the right place would come along.
Well, after three long weeks of late night property viewings (throughout which I fought a nasty case of laryngitis and basically wanted to die), Bobby and I signed a 2-year lease on a house this afternoon. It's a detached 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home on a corner lot with a brand new kitchen, a fenced-in backyard and a finished basement.
It had a warm, welcoming feel as soon as we walked in.
Even though I had faith that we'd find the right place that didn't force us to compromise, I'm a little surprised that we were able to do it in just a few weeks, given Bobby's insane work/travel schedule, my starting a new job, my laryngitis and Maple going into heat.
It's been a crazy, busy, stressful month.
But, when we took turns signing the lease in our new kitchen, it all became totally worth it.