We are moving.
We found a place this weekend. After driving around all parts of Portland- and looking at a lot of dumps we found a great place. Just 45 blocks East of where we currently live.
As for Craigslist- I usually don't bother looking at anything if there is not a picture... but a few of the houses sounded so good I figured why not drive by... once getting there I understood why there was no photo. I do have to say that the house we ended up getting did not have a photo???
We are excited. When we first decided to move I was not for it. I love my yard and I love the neighborhood. We just realized that we did not want to have another winter with our landlords, we are done living on an alley and living in a house that needs work done. Our new place is great.... the best thing is it has new windows. I don't think I have lived in a place in OR that has had good windows. Landlords think you are to blame when the windows are moist and moldy...."just turn up your heat", they say - No get some good windows. The landlord is willing to put the time into the house to make it livable- she said if she wouldn't live there why would she expect anyone else to live there. I would like to see our landlords hangout in our house for a bit.
I will send off new address info soon. We should be settled in by the 3rd week of August.