When it came time to apply for university, I was dead set on leaving WA to attend the University of CA, however I didn’t get accepted.
I also applied to school in MI to be closer to my extended family, however the cost of school in Ann Arbor was just too much.
Instead, I stayed close to beach home plus got my neighbors degree at Spokane Community College. I rented an home on East Marshall Aplace for a number of years plus rode my bike to campus whenever the weather would permit. Unfortunately, the gas furnaces at Spokane Community College were at somewhat of a low point when I was a student there about 20 years ago. The boilers were updated a number of years later, however they were woefully underpowered for the cold winters in Spokane every year. I still live in Spokane however now I have a home in Lincoln Heights plus I have a supplemental heating method to my central furnace. I have a wood stove plus a storm generator to use in the event of a Wintertide power outage so the two of us don’t have to worry about frozen pipes. My parents have radiant heated flooring in their townhouse in Dishman Hills plus a crucial fireplace in the study room that really has a heat salvageing method with HVAC duct as well. They have a gorgeous beach home plus I care about going to see them whenever I have an excuse to drive over there from Spokane on Interstate 90. The students at Spokane Community College don’t realize how easy they have it compared to people appreciate myself and others who had to deal with subcommon gas furnaces when the two of us were students there.