My plans is to move out towards the country side but not too far away from everything and get cheap land to build a new home and pole barn on... Problem is convincing the wife to live further away. Have some great areas, but she doesn't like the Schools, even though they rank well, or on the up swing with the new levies past. I feel the further away from city ares the better off and less they can say about you doing so. No way will we live in an HOA, They'd have my butt for all the equipment and toys/ hauler I'd have! lol Currently paying a mortgage and for two units with my trailer taking the weather beating sucks. Old shop before I moved into my wifes house use to sit on a 40x15 shop. I figure with money saved from renting and building a pole barn in the long run I'll be better off. Plus with my little girl turning one and another on the way, having my shop in the backyard I won't feel so bad leaving them to go work on equipment or toys. Plus security of having all my stuff in my yard makes me feel better, than 3 miles away. Thanks for all your posts and keep them coming... didn't think this post would take off as much as it did! Now... just gotta try and convince her country living is better than being within the city!