Hello, City Mouse! Thinking about moving to the country? How are you at planning?
Even in the relatively crowded urban East, you can find yourself five miles of dirt road from the nearest "convenience store" and ten miles from anything resembling a grocery store. I've visited friends out in the wilds of the hairy-chested West where the nearest town large enough to support a Wal Mart was the best part of a day's drive away. You learn to make lists and stick to them under those circumstances, because if you forget something at the store, it's not like you can run right back out and get it.
In the city or the 'burbs, you get used to twenty-four hour convenience. When I lived deep in Atlanta, I could get Thai food delivered at 3AM; when I lived 'way out in the fringes of the ATL metroplex, the nearest store was a several-mile haul, and if I remembered I needed something at ten at night, well that was just tough, because they'd rolled up the streets and turned off the lights at nine.
So, yeah, I need to run into town tomorrow. But first I need to make a list...