We've moved to southern New Hampshire. Rainy got a job at Monadnock Paper Mills (www.mpm.com) as Vice President of Research & Development. We rented a house in Rindge, NH for 6 months while we look for a new house. Of course, it would be wonderful if we could sell our house in Batavia, IL first! If you want to move to the western suburbs of Chicago, check out our house at www.1141averill.com!
We live out in the country. We can't see our neighbor's houses from our house or lot. We overlook a pond, where so far I have seen deer cavorting about. It's very hilly here, far more so than where we lived previously. The area is dotted with small lakes (they call them ponds here) and occasional stunning views. (I'll try and figure out how to load some pictures to the blog at some point.)
One more observation about New Hampshire: they must have more Dunkin Donuts here than anywhere else on the planet. You cannot drive 100 yards here without running into one. I need to research this observation further.