It came with a car attached to it!
Big day yesterday. Molly and I purchased our first major piece of community property: a 2005 Honda CRV. Thanks to a great deal of tireless and fabulous research and hardballing, Molly found us the best deal in the Bay Area. So long, Corrolla, hello CRV. We're now a certifiable Honda Family (my Civic, which we'll be keeping for a while, is being nuzzled by its new cousin in that picture). We figured the new car was appropriate since Molly will be commuting from Palo Alto to Oakland five days a week for the next year. Which brings us to Big Item From Yesterday #2:
We found an apartment in Palo Alto! It's not as fancy as it might be, since I may be clerking next year and we therefore need to save money in anticipation of a year of federal employee salary. But it's slightly larger than our current place, and has a pool and a fitness center, and a common rec room for our inevitable housewarming party. It's right across the street from a park. Not that we're having kids anytime soon, but hey. A park!
These are exciting times.