My daughter Sara decided from a young age that she wanted to become a nurse. She fell in love with nursing because my sister (her favorite aunt) is a nurse. My sister encourages Sara and has been great in giving her advice on the best way to pursue the career. I am grateful that Sara has the guidance that she needs because I know nothing about nursing. With the help of my sister, Sara was able to get into Washington State University College of Nursing. Prior to starting school, we decided to tour the campus and the area just to get an idea of where Sara will be spending her college years. The college campus is beautiful and so is the city of Spokane. I absolutely fell in love with the downtown area. The only thing I didn’t love was how cold the temperature was when we were there. I hope that Sara is ready to battle the brutal Winters. Hopefully, when she finds housing, it has a good heating system. We looked at a few places while we toured, and I must admit that the inside of most of them were warm and toasty. That was the most important thing on Sara’s list – having a warm apartment to seek refuge from the cold. She especially loved one apartment because it has a programmable thermostat that she could access from anywhere. So, she could turn on the furnace before she gets home from school. If we get that apartment, I am sure that Sara will be using this programmable thermostat every day. She is going to need to stay warm in those brutal Winter months.