I wasn't sure I would adjust to living so far from the city, but I totally love living here, it is peaceful and feels like home.
I have been having a lot of fun fixing up the exterior grounds, I installed window boxes on the front porch:
I bought some plastic urns, spray painted them to match the shutters and planted a rose bush in each:
Added a short fence and hung up the petunia's we received as a house warming gift and Voila! Instant interest and it doesn't look like so new and generic anymore: