Well, The whole family is now relocated to Hillsborough, North Carolina. I am officially housed, jobbed and Vehicled. The good news is I have half a basement to build a workshop in and half a bonus room to build a new layout in. The move went as well as could be expected and most of my belongings arrrived in good time and good repair. I'm not sure if I could pick between the hassle of moving yourself and the hassle of hiring someone else to move you. But at least if you moved yourself, you would know where to go If you needed to punch someone. My son likes his new school and has made a good friend right next door. My daughter misses preschool but enjoys the fact that she gets to be with mommy all day. My wife is still trying to digest the concept of not having to go to a full time job every day and is putting alot of effort into the house to bring it up to her standards. I figure we'll have everything unpacked by this time next year! There are several other children on our street and everyone has been friendly and helpfull. I gave the old layout to the local boys club before we moved. along with some unbuilt building kits and a few old locomotives and rolling stock. It was well recieved and when I visited a week later, they were already planning an addition. My new layout area is 4' x 20' I havent come up with a plan yet, but I want to incorporate a work area and strage into this layout. also, since it is going to be in one of our living spaces, it needs to have the look of finished furniture.