Anyway, we will now be making this place our new home:
Yep, we are moving to the land of the sun - good old Phoenix, AZ. I now have the welcome tasks of A) figuring out how to get our van, dog and baby down to AZ without running into (literal) mountains of snow; and B)finding an apartment that meets our needs and fits into our rather minute budget in as little time as possible so that we don't overrun my brother-in-law's house for any more time than is absolutely necessary.
Despite the immediate challenges, I am extremely excited to be laying down roots somewhere and to be out of parents' basements for the first time in 18 months! Oh yeah, and it will be nice to be with my husband again.