After this whole on going lock down situation , for close to 2 years now, my loved one and I decided to find another way to live, and gave up our cluster apartment. After much searching and agony , we found a stand alone small bungalow type house in a mini forest just outside the city we are used to. It's really pretty basic, has two good bedrooms,great kitchen,two bathrooms and a great but small living area but awesome grounds with big trees and lots of bird life. It really is a little cottage in a mini forest. No immediate neighbors, there are folks on the estate but not that one would know. I reckon it's about 40 or so years old and looks like it hasn't been attended to for 10 years at least. Compared to where we were , this is almost like a different world, my dogs think they are in heaven , and it makes me so happy to see them run as opposed to being restricted in the cluster, I had 3 Scotties and a rescue and my daughters Peke, but we lost our champ Scottie in December to cancer and I am sad he didn't make it to see this. So, the place is going to take a lot of work to sort out but I am stoked to do it. Can play my guitar as loud as I want, run with the dogs, cook outside and grow things,vegetables and herbitals. It's a big change for us from a modern type cluster to this, but after two nights now I'm feeling up to it and I'm waking up full of energy and ideas. It's quite rustic but has everything we need but as complex dwellers for 30 years or so , it is a dramatic change. I think we just got to a point that we had to change our daily lives which had become frustrating and boring and do something different. It's not an "off the grid thing" but it's so far removed from the lifestyle we we living, and I think after 30 years of marriage we are strong enough to do this. I'm digging the thought of having gigs in the gardens ( well they aren't gardens yet, more like weedy mud areas, but we'll get there) My guitar playing will have to be reduced somewhat whilst I tame the grounds but I will use my acoustic more than before. Some of our family and friends think we are mad ( and there is justification for that ) but man I needed to get out of that concrete environment, it was getting to me. So I will post pic and stuff as we go along , but I already have one room that I will set up as a jam room and volume is not going to be an issue. So we've been here a few nights , and it's getting better all the time , got a lot to figure out .