So the apartment hunting trip was pretty unsuccessful--not that we didn't see anything nice, but we didn't see anything awesome. There's a big difference between the two. The unit with more storage space (a must--one of us has a pretty decent amount of clothes and shoes, and the other one of us has a lot of music gear) was right on the Post Road, which kind of sucks. And the other, more updated unit was way too small and had one little closet for the whole place. It obviously was designed for one occupant, not two (and a dog).
The search continues. I'm glad we're starting early; hopefully we won't have to stress too much when the time really comes to make a decision.