Lol, yep. It takes a long time of bullcrap to get a guy to that breaking point. I'm in the heavy construction industry, and the market has been flat here for at least the last three years. I was routinely bidding million dollar jobs, now all I do is churn out $100k bids constantly. Volume has been low, and that makes for a low profit margin and vanished bonuses. I can't afford to just drag the bottom the rest of my career - so I'm investing the time it takes to settle into an area with a booming economy. Everything I'm taking with me is paid off free and clear. I feel that I need to step back and take a deep breath to move forward. Between that, the weather, and having all the kids run off - this is an opportunity I need to make. As far as finding work there...I need to take the time to get everything moved, be very strategic about where we settle in and want to work. I don't want to make living down there any more stressful than it needs to be.