Where are we moving to, you ask? That is a great question! We don't know yet!! Since the house we were going to buy fell through we have been frantically trying to find a place to rent. I have two aunts that live in the area who looked at some houses for us *thank you* and we have not yet figured out for sure where it is we are supposed to move.
Did you know they charge sales tax on rent? Yeah, neither did we. Kind of a shell-shock when we looked at a lease for one of the houses. The problem with that is we were already at the top of our price point, and the sales tax on top of it is like twisting the knife in our "already-reluctant-to-cough-up-that-much-money-to- throw-away-on-rent" hearts. And, the prospect of signing a year lease sight unseen is not my cup of tea.
I've heard of taking a leap of faith, but a 1200 mile drive of faith is quite different. A little scary. A little unsettling. A little daunting.