Anyway, since we will have more money I am thinking it would be nice to get a larger place in the neighborhood where I wanted to live in the first place: the Inner Sunset. If we lived close enough to the UCSF Parnassus campus I could take the shuttle to work. Ziggy could take the N-Judah almost directly to work (near the Civic Center). I would be near Golden Gate Park for jogging. We would be near lots of interesting shops, maybe even close enough to walk to Haight-Ashbury.
I'm just disillusioned with where we are now, on the Nob Hill/Chinatown border: between the noisy cable cars and streets clogged with tourists, walking through the Tenderloin to get to downtown where everything is trendy and overpriced - no thanks. Chinatown holds no special appeal to me either.
Most of all I really want more space. A glance at Craigslist and Metrorent seems to indicate that we may be able to get a flat for $200-$400/month more than we're paying now, and the upper ranges include outdoor space, sometimes an extra room, and parking (handy even though we still won't own a car, for visitors/garage space/City Car Share). Ziggy's insistent on getting a dishwasher, and it would be good to find a place that accepts cats, even though we don't have one yet.
Any move likely wouldn't happen until April, and I still haven't sold Ziggy 100% on the idea. Just some preliminary thinking.