The good news is that I got a job. I am very excited. I got the job at UCLA; I'm not really sure about the details yet, but I am going in to meet with the human resources to fill out paperwork and then I start on Monday.
And here are some pictures of the apartment. I don't know if the pictures quite do the place justice, but basically our furniture fit perfectly so there is barely an inch between any two pieces of furniture.
I'll post more details about the job as I find them out.