I've always dreamed of a OTG type lifestyle, but being a geek...I'm sure i'd never be completely off
Lately though i've been having more and more dreams of living in a smaller home and just simplyfing *Everything* down to bare essentials.
I think the biggest reason this is haunting me is right now my DH works as a pre-press graphics artist and unfortunately doesn't make anywhere NEAR the average salary for that type of job. his takehome pay is about 400/wk
This means I absolutely need to work. Our mortgage is very low, and our house isn't anything fancy, but that alone is well over half DH's income.
I end up working in my field, which means 80-100wks sometimes, and I'm getting paid less than HALF industry standard for my job.
I'm working on getting a new one, but part of me wishes I could just say forget it and stay home. I've been racking my brain for a way (like doing daycare AND working on computers over the weekend) because right now, I see my kiddo about 10hrs a week
And we really want to expand our family again, soon.
My DH promised me we would sell and move in 5yrs (4 more now) to another state. I can't STAND this heat much longer.
I keep thinking maybe a place like I grew up, a small town....get some chickens..ect.
The hardest part of this senario is money though
If we move into a area cheap enough to live on DH's current income, he wouldn't be able to find a job (pre-press is kinda specialized)
If we move to a area that'll have a job in that area for him, it'll be MORE expensive!!
DH isn't even sure if he wants to be in pre-press much longer, but I cannot fathom him working outdoors or anything that would be easy to get work in a smaller town. (Dh is a big burly guy, but has knee/leg/shoulder problems, overweight, asthma, eczema, severe allergies...ect)
Does anyone else have a DH who works? where??
I grew up with 2 types of providers. My dad was in computers as well, and my stepdad worked outdoors at a grainery.
I know we can't live in a small town with option #1 (which is where we are now) and I can't fathom my DH doing option #2.... *sigh*