I was not really thinking about this clearly at first, but after a bit I got to thinking about the fact that this place was not really hooked up to a water system. It was a nice house out in the country. It had a three bedrooms and a full bath with a half bath. There was a satellite dish hidden under a fake rock and it had Direct TV in California, with the local channels for Southern California. The guy was telling me how great it was and he was doing a great job of selling me on the place. Of course it was not all that convenient for me, but my wife would have liked it as it would have cut her commute in half and she would not have had near as much trouble getting to the hospital from this part of the world. That is the big reason why we are looking for a new place to live, because she got a new job and it requires her to commute about twenty five minutes every morning and again each evening.
We were thinking about it, but then I got to thinking about the water situation. You should probably worry about that a lot sooner when you live in a state (or a region really) which has been in a full blown drought for about three whole years. The house had a well and the well was working obviously, but that was not something that was guaranteed to continue. In fact there are already a few areas of the state of California where this has become a huge problem. In the central valley of California there is a big part of the region where all of the wells have run dry and obviously there are no back up plans.