alexsmom, I've done EVERYTHING. I've just accepted that I cant make rice. :-).

This will be mine and my husband's 8th move in 16 years. And the first time we've bought and planned to stay anywhere for more than a couple years. It's unbelievably stressful.

My parents own 10 acres that they are turning into a farm for when my dad retires (so my mom doesn't kill him), so we've had fun helping to plan that and watching as it goes from mostly wild wooded area to being cleared, the pond refilled, and soon plants and animals will be added. It's especially fun since I can help plan but am not ultimately responsible. :-)