Why write an update when your fianceť does it so well?
Only thing I could add is a bit of house update. After going through a few hundred houses online (here), we went and saw some in person with a realtor. Picked one out, began the buying process, and ultimately decided not to pursue it – frustrating, but the right choice. So, the hunt continues tomorrow.
And, gentle readers, that is why it’s been a bit quiet here. Keep the faith.