So in what may be a first, both The Ravishing Mrs. TB and myself are both talking - openly - about where to move.
I do not know that a time line has been settled upon, tacitly or actively. And some cases at this point we have an early out in 1.5 years or a later out after 5.5 years (the time it takes Nighean Dhonn to graduate). But the consensus is in: we are not staying here for the long haul. Urban living offers little enough to those who no longer have interest in the amusements and lures of the young.
A longer time frame would not necessarily be all bad, of course. We have some things to take care of to prepare ourselves for that step - including deciding where (humidity and extreme cold are out of the question, which limits the field a bit) and what the next step would look like career-wise (barring an unseen windfall from my employment due to something going very right, we will need a job at the next place we go).
And it does not clearly state what the next step will be, either. There is an argument to be made for smaller (and by my mind, less people around) but I do not know that either of those have been agreed upon. Or what such a change would look like in our actually daily lives (in reality, we are talking mid-50's - hopefully still a long time left).
But we have passed a decision marker of sorts, the kind that tells you that the way forward has narrowed somewhat. It is moderately exciting - and gives a little bit of flavor to an seemingly bland rut of the daily grind in that there may be an end, after all.