Hello all. I just discovered this forum and it may be what I need. In 1974, I sold everything and moved from California to 5-acres in a small Southern Oregon town. The following 14-years were the best of my life. I raised my kids, goats and large gardens. Then circumstances changed my location and for the next 15-years, I lived in a suburb in Salem, Oregon. The last 10 of those years was a downward spiral of heartbreak and despair beginning with the death of my 25-year-old daughter, followed closely by my brother, but nothing prepared me for losing my 18-year-old son Zachary in a car crash in 2000. Then a little over a year ago, Zach's dad and I ended a 23-year marriage. Upside down and inside out is inadequate to describe my life during all this...but feels like I am finally getting to my feet. I now sit in a mobile home in a park with my 84-year old mom. I long to return to country living. She's still sharp kicking my-you know what-in Scrabble most of the time, and Rummy often. She is into getting out of here also. Now, I am not talking about outhouses, no running water or no electricity...been there, done that! I am a very spry 64-year-old woman and extremely resourceful in country living. The divorce proceeds left me poorly. My assets lay in the mobile and a small dependable income each month. The criteria for me to afford something country in my 1974 move was a "one-horse" town in a poverty-stricken county. I'm sure this still stands true. Can someone give me advice on what areas to look into?