Joe and I have been married for almost 6 years now, and for that entire time he worked on me about where we should ultimately reside. See, Joe grew up in "the country." For me, this means that you can't see your neighbors without binoculars, you don't have much road traffic, and you have to walk quite a ways down your drive to get your mail every day. You likely have a barn or building of some sort (or two or three) and your garden is just about as big the land your house takes up. To me, it sounded quite boring.
I, on the other hand, grew up in "the city." Where the library is a short walk away, you just walk out your front door to Trick-or-Treat, no horse-and-buggy ever comes past your house, and a Target is just a 7 minute drive away. A city or municipality sells you your water and sewer service, and if you want fresh roasted coffee, you can walk to the roaster in 4 minutes.
Joe and I bought our first home in the city, and while it wasn't my ideal home, it really was conveniently located, our neighbors turned out to be some of our closest friends, and I would have gladly bought another (larger) home in the immediate area. But Joe had a different idea of what he wanted, and I'm very glad to say that he was right. He wanted land, peace, and space. I said that sounded isolating. Boy, have I come to eat my words. Yes, I'm admitting I was wrong. I really like living in "the country." It's relaxing, quiet, and my son has plenty of room to run and play. And ultimately, it's cheaper to live here! We had a huge garden that we are still eating from, we provide our own water and sewer service, and I spend less money b/c I don't go out as much as spend small sums of cash frivolously.
So my question to you is this: Are you a country girl/boy? Or a city girl/boy? If you have lived in both areas, which did you like best and why?
Oh, let's make this a contest. Leave your answer in the comments section below my Nov. 5, and I'll randomly select someone to win a skein of Seacoast Merino/Tencel in your choice of colors.