In our hotel, we are able to have wireless internet access. Eric checked his daily sites, and claimed Pearls Before Swine was written for me today. Touche.
Our trip here yesterday was uneventful. We spent almost three hours driving around town, trying to get an idea what the neighborhoods were like. South Bend has such disparity in it; even going down a single street can demonstrate this fact, which was made exceedingly clear to us.
Our travels were fruitful. After all, a picture online can be deceptive to the quality of a home. Since it looks as if we will be in South Bend for five or six years, we're wanting a place that will be easy to sell again in that time; location will have some to do with that.
This morning we met our realtor and spent a few hours visiting homes. When we parted, there were three possibilities that remained. We'll see how they will compare with tomorrow's fare. From today, we could see ourselves potentially living in any of three, but there wasn't a single one that stood out. They all had strong points, but there was something about each one that kept it from being the best fit. For instance, they all seemed solid, but one had a very small kitchen, another was beautiful overall but was very tiny, and so on. There is a steep learning curve, and we're learning a lot.