We all know life is full of tradeoffs. I've mentioned before some of the tradeoffs I made moving to a rural area and leaving the depth cultural attractions that the DC region has to offer. A major upside to living here is being around all the critters (and this area is rural but not remote.) Boris B. and I were discussing foxes, and just the other morning at 4AM mine were back, yapping right at my bedroom window. The other upside that erased any residual misgivings is I am not as COVID-bound as I would have been up north. Not only is there tons of space between us (my county has 70 people per mi² versus the 3,000 per mi² county that I left), no one here is gonna leverage the excuse to display their [aggressively ignorant] righteous indignation. But there are still times I can see the attraction to living as Lon is. I've often thought of getting up, having someone cook breakfast and clean up, then going out and doing as I please, coming back for lunch with the same "done for me" benefits, doing as I please, then the same for dinner...with no housework, no yard work, no home repairs, no shopping, absolutely none of life's overhead. It truly is living as royalty has...maybe better than most. There is a big freedom component to it, excepting the current environment. Of course, those are my thoughts absent any direct experience, right?