With rent up there being outrageous ($1500-$2000 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment!), we decided buying a house would be a better option, what we ended up finding was a house that we can see ourselves staying in for a while, much more than what we originally hoped for!
Last night (Saturday night), I rode the Amtrak home, and then this morning the minute I arrived, my parents took off on the 6.5 hour drive for Dickinson to check out the house and give it their seal of approval! I am so thankful that they are willing to help us along this process!
The house has a bit of work we would like to do on it, but it will be a really comfortable place for us. Here are some pics of our future digs: