I think we found our home today! But I am not doing any jigs until I have a signed contract and keys in hand. But I'm hopeful.
It's a decent size, and has a wrap-around balcony on three sides of the apartment, so all the rooms in the house open onto it. It's on the first floor, so there is nobody below us. The landlord seemed to like and trust us, and we gave him a deposit to hold it until we sign a contract. He has an administrator, so I'm praying that person doesn't try and talk him out of it. We'd like to sign the contract by Friday.
He's willing to let us paint whatever color we want, so that is cool. Anyway, keep praying! Thanks.