Good morning! Today is the first morning I've felt half awake... Better fly back east before I get completely accustomed to the time.
We've had an exhausting couple days. Something like 16-20 viewings in two days. Running the gamut of types of places - from apartment communities to single family houses to shacks in the beautiful hills with amazing views. Meeting the gamut of people - from Chatty Chuck and Gleeful Glenn to staid, sitff apartment managers (though one did give a recommendation for an excellent cheap restaurant on the water which we've been to twice) and really good and not so amazing real estate brokers.
It's expensive here. Duh. Our minds move forward to 'will we be able to afford a place when we want to buy?' but we push that away. The present is ever busy. I can't believe we're only 1.5 months away from moving! Exciting but also ugh. This trip of course makes it much more real. And I must say I am excited. Though boy I'd better get a job fast!
The place we want and put an application in for is an a 1908 building. Beautiful details, including an old dumbwaiter, and a great landlord (Chatty Chuck). We're looking at another old building today, but single family. We'll check out the climbing gym and the local airport and so on.
It's been nice staying with the friends too. They have two great dogs, though one is only recently adopted and was a stray, so tends to growl at us. But ultimately a great dog. I could even live with dogs like those - but we can't babysit, given Billy Boy.
OK< I need breakfast. I hope everyone is well. No time to read blogs right now. How selfish of me.