I've been wanting to move for yrs, but life keeps getting in the way. Not sure when or how much it will cost, but since husband won't agree to send difficult child anywhere, and I have never liked living here (not a good place for art and writing) it's time to make plans. I'm 55 and not getting any younger. I emailed a real estate place 1/2 hr away and summed up my situation, told them no rush, probably January. I have already driven to this spot with-my friend, B, the one who is a writer, and has lost 100 lbs (200 more to go, at least) and he is very supportive. If you keep doing the same thing, you get the same results. I am totally worn out. Time to shake things up. Just a secret between all of us, okay?