Well, a lot of things have happened in the last week or so. Jimmy got a new job--essentailly his dream job. The only problem with said dream job is that it's in another town nearly 60 miles away and they're requiring us to relocate. So right now we're looking for a house somewhere that puts him a reasonable distance from work. (However, that will be putting my a much greater distance than the 1/2 block from work that I currently enjoy.) We've been looking at houses for about the past two weeks. We'll be in a much, much smaller town, and rental houses just aren't readily available. (And the few rental houses that we've found have been either drastically overpriced or in rather poor condition.) Thus, we've been looking at houses to buy. By now we've probably looked at over 25 houses, and we've put in bids on 2. However, both bids were rejected with no counter offers. (On the first house, the sellers decided that they didn't want to sell at all and that they were going to move back into the house. On the second, we offered what we thought was a reasonable bid on an overpriced house; though our somewhat stoic relator seemed to agree with us, apparently the seller didn't.) We have one more house out of those that we've looked at that we're generally interested in; perhaps we'll talk to the relator and try to do something with that in the next few days.
So, in summary, house hunting sucks!!