We have an aunt visiting from the Los Angeles area. She lives less than 45 miles from her work but spends 2 hours per day (each way) commuting and lives in a super high density subdivision where all the houses look identical due to the home owners association. Last night was her fifth here and all was usual; quiet, dark with elk bugling after sunset and coyotes way off in the distance. All at once she says, âHow do you keep from killing yourselves here? This place is so boring! I feel like throwing myself on something sharp just so I can hear a siren!!â She went on to say the âquietâ was driving her insane, the âstupid animals (our livestock) are so annoying with their yellingâ (bleeting), our rooster needs to âget a life and shut up alreadyâ, the roads are so bumpy you âcanât get up over 50 on themâ and itâs âso damn dark you have to use a flashlight to see anything at nightâ. I told her, âyouâre rightâ¦.and weâll live this way as long as weâre ableâ So for all you other country living folks, how do you keep from killing yourselves due to the quiet, dark and serene life of the country?