This whole house thing is hard! There are so many things to think about. Our home right now is beautiful (especially since we fixed it up to sell!), but it just doesn't have enough land and it has neighbors right next door. The houses we looked at the other day had great land and no neighbors right next door but some of the houses weren't as nice. Plus, our house is walking distance from the elementary, middle and high schools, our church, Safeway, Taco Bell, Walgreens, etc. It is a two minute drive to my dad's house, 15 minutes to my sister's and really 15 minutes from anywhere else I'd want to go (library, movie theater, bank, Winco, fruit store etc). If we move out to the country it will be 15 to 20 minute drive to anywhere! And a 40 minute drive to some places. Nothing will be within walking distance - except the garden and the barn! But, I can have chickens, grow berries, fruit trees, grapes, huge vegetable garden, live in peace and quiet in nature. How do people decide these things!??!?
On a slightly different note, I went to Walmart yesterday to get contact lens solution (the cheapest place to get it by far!). And I got $13.11 in groceries, too. We had baked potato soup for dinner with homemade rolls last night and it was yummy!