Wife and kids have come to visit me for the weekend. It was very pleasing to come home to hugs and kisses after work.
Tomorrow will be a day of driving around and looking at more apartment complexes...having to extend the search for an affordable place(affordable being what I am WANTING to pay) into Kennewick. There are available places in Richland, I just can't bring myself to pay $1275 a month for a 2-bedroom apartment...that is a mortgage payment, not a rent. But, the nice places within easy driving distance are filled to capacity, giving them the option of charging as much as the market will bear.
I am fine with it...the ultimate in free-market economics...I have just decided that finding a 3 bedroom place in Kennewick for $400 less is worth and extra ten minute a day drive for 6 months. Then when we find a house back in North Richland, it will feel like Christmas every day only driving 35 minutes.