So we were hunting, and after offers on 2 other houses, we made one that stuck. We found a place that is 3 miles from work, on 6 acres, with a 1700 sq. foot (manufactured) house w/ 3 bedrooms. It also has a 1400 sq. foot pole barn that has one half finished (wired, insulated, etc.) We are excited! Our closing date is the 18th of June.
As anyone knows who has bought house, this is just the beginning of a long tiring process. We are thankful for the two week reprieve we will be taking in the UP (Upper Peninsula). Then, back to chasing papers, packing, flipping out, and finally, more work. It will be rewarding in the end, but it still seems a little ways off.