after a couple of weeks of internetlessness (how's that for a word?) ill post a little update
i am almost completely certain that i have found a house! i'd post pictures..but
1.my digital camera went for a swim in the atlantic ocean
and 2. the house is FSBO so there's no online listing to show you
my dad, myself, my realtor who is my friend, and the owner of the house meet tomorrow around lunch to discuss stuff and make up a CONTRACT!