We're hunting houses!
Husband Fixture and I have opted to make this little trip sans offspring, as we knew there would be a lot of down time that would render them bored, malcontent, and consequently insufferable. Thankfully, their Grandma loves spending time with them, and they've not reached the age where it's too uncool to hang out with her, so everyone wins.
Mind you, I'd feel much more like a winner if Husband Fixture and I weren't sick, but we'll take what we can get. We began our weekend with a very early drive down to Maryland. Hubby dropped me at our hotel, and I took meds and climbed into bed, while he headed over to the new office for meetings. Later, we met his new boss and his wife for dinner. For what it's worth, I like them, and think we'll get along fine.
We spent Saturday riding around with the realtor looking at houses, and we did find a couple that we really like. Unfortunately, both are at the high end of our price range. We knew we were going to need to keep looking for a bit to see if there's anything else at there at a lower price. We had dinner with one of Husband Fixture's friends and her hubby, and headed back to the hotel for a quiet night in (translation: meds and a movie 'till we fell asleep).
Today, we went back to see our two favorite houses, plus another two. We were hoping to find something with the features we wanted at a lower price point. We did find one, but essentially, our favorite is still the more expensive home. That brings us to the decision of whether to spend the extra money to get what we really want or settle for something cheaper that we'll have to upgrade in a few years. Either way, we can't make an offer until we have the relocation assistance paperwork finalized.