I've been in northern California for a little over 30 years, usually no more than an hour's drive to San Francisco, and most of the time in Sonoma County. It's beautiful here, no doubt about it, and I've been lucky enough to hold down my current job for 16+ years. But, I've often thought about moving, particularly to another state, for many reasons, not the least of which is the cost of living here is absurd. 2 years ago I met a woman who became my wife this past November, and she also had the same thought about moving. So, we decided to act on it, and at the end of March we will move to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. We lucked out on finding a really nice house for an affordable price, all that's left to do now is pack up the house, say our goodbyes, and go. We really can't wait. This is a big change for both of us, but the prospect of new surroundings and new beginnings was too much to pass up. I'm not sure what I will do for work, most likely something in the shipping field, but I'm not going to push too hard on the job hunt until the move date is closer. And hopefully I can find a band up there, too!