Sigh. Me and my big mouth.
I got a letter from the land lady informing me that they're selling the house in January. So I'm now boxing everything BACK up and taking down everything that I just finished doing.
After originally thinking I'd end up renting again - I hadn't planned on buying a house for a few more years yet, on a whim, I put in an application for a first time home buyer's loan. Approved. A bit lower amount than I'd like, and I'll do some nasty things to my 401k in the process, but approved. So I'm now in the process of looking at homes. I think I'll be excited later. Now it's mostly just a layer of stress after finally thinking things had settled. Sigh.
Well, on the plus side, I won't have to worry about how I feel about decorating for Christmas. So fingers crossed that all goes well, and in another month and a half, I'm in my own home. Now back to packing.