Mustang, That is exciting to hear how close you are to Augusta. I don't yet have plans to visit my son, but we WILL be visiting him sometime soon, and when we do, I PROMISE you and I will get together! That is so exciting!!
Hope you had good luck with the apartment hunt!! And, I am sure you will be able to purchase a home within the next 18 months. And, I'm not up to date on the tax code with regard to how long you have before you have to buy again. But as I recall, Steve and I rented for about 15 months when we first moved to Galena... We'd sold our home in Iowa first, so it was a similar situation.