Kim, try considering whether, by moving back home, you will miss
the town OR the fact that you will go from a second-floor setting
(with natural light) to a basement (dark?). Basements can be
psychologically reminiscent of depression and/or death, neither of
which are fun to face. When I was writing my dissertation, I had a
desk in our basement, facing a cement brick wall. I finally decided
the setting was just too depressing, so I moved upstairs to our
dining room table, with a beautiful view out our picture window.
Maybe you need to move back home but form your studio somewhere
other than in the basement. Just a thought.
(also from upstate New York)