I posted this in CS Families, then decided to copy it over here too.... This may sound like a stupid question, but I'm curious so I'm asking... How many of you were able to secure employment in the area that you are homesteading in, before you made the move? My hubby and I have been trying to move to our place in WA for over 4 years. But, we still have kids, ages 15 & 13, and because of them my hubby doesn't want to pull up roots and make the move without haveing a job, with benifits, lined up. I understand his reasoning...and I know he's just trying to keep some sort of security for the family, but I dont' see how anybody can find suitable work without at least living close to where the jobs are. Employers, at least those that I've spoken to, want to interview people that can start immediatly, and that are close enough to meet with them in person. Hubby is in radio communications, and I'm a real estate broker. I know I can find a place to hang my hat anywere, as long as I have a license to work in that state... but I can't count on haveing work until I'm there to actually do the job. I keep telling hubby that it's ridiculous to keep putting off the move over this. That when we get there it'll all work out... but he's stubborn so it doesn't look like we're going anyplace soon. I guess I just want some input from others that have made a big move and find out how you all did it.