There have been numerous calls on the house since it went on the rental market on May 1st. Although all of the calls were from people that needed something Right Now, I'm hopeful that there will still be people interested in it at the end of June. It's in a good location (about a mile from post), has a huge backyard, and is actually quite cute, if I do say so myself. The walls are all white (blech - I H-A-T-E white walls) thanks to Scout, the painting king. Things are fixed and except for a very necessary deep cleaning, the house is ready to go.
And luckily, my mother and my sister are crazy animal people like myself (what, you think I became The Crazy Lady With Six Dogs all on my own? No way). My mom has generously offered to take Neurotic Lewis and Lazy Daisy, while my sister will take Sweet Foxy and Crazy Winston, while we look into buying a house. We will live on post in the meantime (with Cat Killing Kansas and Street Guy Diesel).
And, AND. There's a farm house that I'm so in love with I can't put it into words. It's the house that I've been dreaming of for years. And the price recently dropped $25,000, only $10,000 more than what the bank will finance us for (it needs $1,700 worth of septic/well work - I'm assuming no one wants to deal with the hassle). If our house gets rented out, there shouldn't be a problem with us getting our dream home. It's amazing how, a few weeks ago, I had almost resigned to living in a 1996 trailer with a bad roof. And now, owning my dream house on 40 acres could be a reality.
Things are lookin' up. I'd say I'm finally ready to move.