The wife and I want to get out of Houston and head somewhere far away. She grew up in Oklahoma and wants to go back. I lived a few years there growing up and always liked it. It was one of the few places I didn't want to leave during our many moves. I want to go somewhere that I can get a little acreage (5-10 min, the more the better), be close to some good camping/wheeling areas, have four seasons, and be in a more laid back place. I lived in Wyoming during school (Wyotech) and I miss the mountains something dearly(along with the more simple way of life). Being able to drive 20-30 minutes in any direction and be in the middle of nowhere was just bliss to me. Around here, that gets me to another Wal-Mart. I have been a draftsman for the last few years, because I enjoy it to a degree and it pays the bills decently. Before that, I worked at a rod shop for a little while after graduating from Wyotech. I'm really wanting to get back into the custom/fabrication industry, but no single part of it specifically. I have a very creative side, am good with my hands and metal, and I feel like I'm throwing my abilities away every day that I'm not using them. The only downside is that it's hard to make any kind of decent money when you're fresh on the scene. My wife is a claims adjuster, so she can go pretty much anywhere that there is an insurance company with a claims office in the area. She loves me so much that she has told me that she will go wherever I need to go to do what I love to do. The problem is that I don't know where that is. I need to find a place that we can both find work (ahead of time so we're not going in completely blind), and be able to afford to live until I can get off the bottom of the pay scale in the fabrication world. It won't be easy going back in pay, but I feel that it will be worth it in the long run. Does the brotherhood have any advice? Even if I end up staying in the drafting field to get going, we want to get the hell out of here. Any good recommendations with the qualities I listed above?