Our beautiful, freezing, building that we're considering leaving for the suburbs. I love living in the city and we're only considering heading for the hills for one reason: spanish immersion. There is only one school in the whole hampton roads area that offers any language immersion and it is in a small school district in Virginia Beach. Even it is a lottery right now to get in, but hopefully by the time Nadia went to school there there would be more staff and resources for the program. We figure if we're going to take advantage of this buyer's market, we might as well position ourselves for Nadia's school years so we don't have to worry about moving for a while. The things we do for this child. We can always come back to the city when she's older, it will always be here. I just want to give her the same opportunities I had and I think most of school is a giant waste of time, so why not become fluent in a new language in order to offset that waste?
Oh, and the neighborhood has tons of walking trails, wooded areas, large sidewalks and roads on which a person could do long runs without having to loop a 2 block radius 17 times like I currently do. So that's a plus. And it's within walking distance to a farmer's market, something that is only within driving-through-the-ghetto-distance here. And jet noise. Lots and lots of F-18 sightings. God bless America, indeed.