And I'm a nervous wreck. My "transition mechanism" burned out during my years as an Army wife and in the first few years after husband died". I've lived in N. WI for 12 years now. Longer than I've lived anywhere since I left home. I'm settled here. But, it's time to move closer to what is left of my family and the few friends I have. This means selling the dumpy trailer I have and moving lock, stock, and barrel to the IL/WI state line. I made the first moves today. Spoke with a realtor who will be coming out next week to view the place and set a price. I have a couple coming out to deep-clean, and get the crapola out from under the carport and get rid of the large clutter that has accumulated over the years and that I can now no longer get rid of myself because my arthritis has gotten too bad. After the cleaners finish de-junking the place, and after the price is set, the place will be listed with xxx realtors. The sign goes up and the showings begin. If all goes well, I hope to have the place sold this summer. If all really goes well, I'll have found a nice, 1 Bedroom apt in SE WI that I can afford in the 30 days between closing and new occupancy. I've heavily researched apts in that area and found that the 2 cats are not a problem in enough complexes that I should be able to find a place that accepts them, though will have to pay a "pet deposit" and possibly a surcharge on my rent monthly. The problem is that I'm already freaking out over the move and if all goes well, I won't be moving until the end of summer. Heck,it might take me a lot longer than that to sell this place. It's just going to be very weird to go back to the heavy traffic, harried people, etc., after getting used to the slower pace of life up here. on the other hand, I do look forward to the variety in the stores, not having to order spices, being able to buy ethnic foods and ingredients, etc., being able to find shoes that fit and real clothes that fit. Being able comparison shop, and not freaking out at the thought of Amazon going out of business. It's a huge transition. I wonder if I can get through it without having a meltdown or two of my own.