We've also been looking at a few different houses for a permanent place to live. This part has been both fun and frustrating. Fun because I love looking at different houses and trying to picture me, my family, and all of our stuff in one. However, it has been frustrating because we have a lot of stuff and houses in our preferred commute zone and school level are much smaller than we are used to. In hindsight, I wish that we had sold/donated almost all of our furniture and stuff back in Atlanta. We have found at least three candidates that are really good and two that would be adequate if the first three don't work out. We have put an application in on two of the three and will hopefully hear back in a few days. The Seattle rental market is tough/tight and it's really tight since winter is not when sane people move. Hopefully, we'll be in a place for a longer term than just a year.