There is hope for you... I spent years on the metro going under the potomac
from Cap Hill in DC to the Pentagon. My wife did the same thing. With two kids
aged 8 and 11 we pulled the plug
-- rented the rowhouse and took off to the Med. We need to be back to the rat race nextr August but we are having a heck of a great time!!! We don't miss anything about DC (except of course good paying jobs) and I dread the return. But, our kids
like it there and we will return with some awesome memories... We will always be glad we did it regardless of the cost. Go for it!
PS: Just got to Turkey
yesterday for the winter... 7,400 boat miles in 5 months and every one was fantastic!