We've been attempting to take pictures of the house in the brief moments when things are clean. Behold, a picture of our kitchen that isn't a disaster:
Of course, this is what the room next to it looked like:
My superawesome mom is coming this weekend to watch the humans I spawned so the hubs and I can head out to check out the area we've decided to focus our house/school hunt on in Houston. I've actually never even been to Houston. Ever. And I'm kind of sort of terrified. Because a few years ago we went to Austin to scope things out when there was a job offer out there, and I can't say I cared for it. I know everyone says Austin is the best part of Texas, but I lived in Denton (north TX) for 5 years and Austin looked a lot like Denton to me. Wonderful people, uuuuugly landscape. And the houses are on top of each other.
My current view and house are pretty ideal. Nice big yard, at the end of a street, across from a park, safe neighborhood? I don't know if I can count on getting any of those in our price range in Houston. Ulp.
Wish me luck. Please.