The moment we found out that we were moving to New York, I started house hunting. It's hard here. We are spoiled by living near a large military base, and there has always been a huge rental market available. Not so much here. Our housing allowance is low for the area. Really low. I was looking at houses with green carpets, murals on the walls, and disgusting looking bathrooms. Anything that looked nice was in a horrible part of town. Enter stress...
Joseph had to come up for an orientation and turn over, since the guy he is replacing will be long gone before we get here. I came with him, and we have been house hunting. We came with the idea of checking out areas to narrow our search.
I think we found a place. It was recommended by people Joseph will be working with. It's not advertised. It is a military only community. The houses are huge by Long Island standards. HUGE. It is an older home that needs some love. The kitchen and bathrooms are original. The floors are all hardwoods, so that's nice. It has two sunrooms, which gives us even more room.
It really needs some color. The walls are a dull white and it just screams cold and uninviting. The location is amazing. We are within walking distance to so many things. Joseph is within walking/running distance from work. So it will work for the next three years. It would be beautiful with some work, but we won't be here long enough to put the money into it (other than paint). If we would be here for a long time, I would love to update it and make it really shine.
So now we look for preschools and a hospital for my c section. I leave you with a picture of our new house.