In 2008, we decided that it was time to make a change. We envisioned significant changes happening in the world in the not-that-distant future that would affect all aspects of the way we live, including work, play, transportation, and what we eat. And we saw the need to minimize our footprint in all of these areas and to be better able to provide for ourselves. And thus begin our consideration of moving to a new area and changing the way we life. And this blog is the journal of those considerations, activities, and life experiences.