Sounds like you have a good plan.
My graduating class was 31 and was the biggest they had ever seen.
My son lives in Homer and it takes him about 2 hours and 45 minutes to get here. They are renting now and plan to buy a house somewhere like you said.........with a smaller school.
He works in North Syracuse and his fiancé works in Syracuse.
Hope your plan works,
Location: northern NY
I enjoy reading, quilting (started 10/11/2003), bread baking, purse making, making fabric bowls. I use to macramé and decorate cakes.
I started hand knitting (10/01/2005) and got my embroidery machine for Christmas 2005. I had 2 Bond Incredible Sweater Machines given to me in Feb. of 2007 that I'm really enjoying. http://susies1955.myphotoalbum.com/