well, we went and did a drive-by on a house. it's tiny. the third bedroom is a teeny-tiny room straight off the living room. however, it's a house, the rent and the deposit are both reasonable, it has a good back yard, and it's a month to month lease, so it's not like we'd be locked in. and she really wants someone in there, so maybe she'll be flexible with us.
so, we'll see.