Thank you all! We just came to the realization that we have moved so far away from that particular dream that we needed to let it go. And living on about 1/3 the income we had when we bought the place has been a HUGE deciding factor. We can't hold onto that place and we cant make any repairs to this place to prepare it for selling either so something had to give. I am truly hoping the people that own the property next to ours will buy the place as they have asked if we were selling nearly every time we have gone up there. We are now ready to let our future go where it will and we are not planning any of it. That may sound crazy but we know that absolutely nothing is certain anymore. We want to downsize to a smaller home and wish now we had never moved here as our first home would have been completely paid off long ago. But we didn't have a crystal ball back then and were following the crowd of "have mores".
I don't regret my life... I just wish I had made different choices.
I guess yesterday was truly an Independence day for us... we came to the decision to gain OUR Independence from a weight upon our shoulders.