I worked today. Sorry for the delayed post.
G and I just toured a few neighborhoods in two nearby suburbs. I've compromised on the suburb versus big city debate (I'll take this opportunity to state that he has also promised to relocate to Minneapolis or Saint Paul when the opportunity is right), so we looked up a few houses we both liked from the MLS description and checked them out. I ended up really liking one of the neighborhoods. Unfortunately, a very large gas- and coal-fired power plant is immediately adjacent to the area.
There are some things I just won't compromise on.
I'll try to keep updating on our house hunt, especially as it starts to pick up pace over the next few months.