I saw this thread early this morning, then had to go to work. Got back this evening and was amazed. Sharon, I don't know where you get these ideas from, but they are absolutely fantabulous!!!
I really like the idea of buying a town and moving. Kinda been having those thoughts for several years, only mine have been about buying property and building up from there. Why do you think I've been traveling around so much? Gotta find a place that fits the scene in my head, and I know it exists. Gotta get all that squared away before the global economy collapses in about 6 more years....
BTW, being the jack-of-all-trades that I am, I know carpentry, plumbing, auto repair, electrical motor repair, cooking, gardening, snaring and cleaning mammals, avians, and fish for eating, basic medicine (setting bones and whatnot), firearm servicing, sewing, architectural drafting, electrical wiring, menu planning, and ditch-digging, as well as vacuum cleaner repair. Only snag is that I don't have a tiny piece of paper saying I know how to do any of these things...is called by various names: diploma, certificate, degree.