DH and I have found another place. This one perhaps better than the first one which was taken off the market in the middle of negotiations. Oh, were we disappointed. The problem is this one is $164.00 more a month than what we are paying for our house payment now. Common sense tells me to move on, we'll find something else. But in reality, I've been looking for 6 years. Our scope is limited because we would like to stay in the same town just have a little acreage for goats and chickens. This place fits the bill. It's a good house with good bones, 5 acres fenced and cross fenced, cinder block barn, hog shed, and huge workshop. It has the potential to be one of those places that 20 years from now would be double the asking price now. I'm just trying to figure out a way to either make that much more a month or save that much a month. We're about as frugal as it gets, me, dh, and 3 little ones under five. I stay home with the children and dh works making $28,000 a year doing what he loves also supplementing with his artwork (pen and ink, watercolor, pencil portraits). We have a great life, but our dream is still out there. Oh, what to do? Sorry, for my venting. Just needed some like minds to be a sounding board. Thanks.