Just hang in there. Everyone eventually finds the perfect place to live…..never. :-)
I’ve lived in Silicon Valley and played the equity startup game. Then I moved to Houston and bought a mini-mansion with my rent money. The summer weather sucks here and there’s no mountains, but I’ve learned to love all the trees they don’t have in the Valley, and I’ve adjusted my living pattern to realize that there are six to nine months of great weather out here, its just that mid-June to mid-September aren’t three of them. :-)
But, the best part is that nobody cares if you walk out of the office at 4 if they know you came in at 8, and if you stay past 6, they think you’re nuts. Family first; workaholics make people nervous.