I have some great news to share with you today! Josh and I put in an application for an apartment! We found a place only about 10 minutes away from where we live now, and although we were originally looking for a place closer to the city - the difference here isn't very big and it has many other benefits. To start, it's on the first floor (not the eighth!) so we can kiss elevator trips to take the dog out goodbye, it's significantly cheaper than where we are now and it's almost the same size - and still 2 beds and 2 baths. We are so excited about this place and (fingers crossed!!!) we'll be moving in there on August 1!
Wait... August 1? As in 2 weeks from now? Yes. Yes, only two weeks in which to pack and clean and then get ready to start making our new apartment our home. Fortunately, we do have until August 10 on our current lease, so we'll make the big move between August 1 and 5 and then have a few days to make sure that everything here is clean and ready for move-out.