I understand perfectly, $$ are the reason I don't try to find rare books online. Other places you might check for jobs are San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth. I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I'm smack in the center of it in what they call the "Mid-Cities". Mid Cities consist of Hurst-Euless-Bedford, which are north of Arlington on Airport Fwy (183). I have heard there are alot of jobs in San Antonio and the Metroplex has a strong job market. If I wanted to live in a smaller city, I think I would check out Corpus Christi....I don't know anything about the job market there, but I love the beaches at Corpus.