As Ames prepares to welcome the folks of ISU for another year of academics and of course sports I suddenly realized the extra effort a lot of us put forth to make them feel at home. As silly as it sounds, since I live on a main corridor, I am more conscientious of my homes appearance for some reason thinking this will be the final factor in someones decision to go to school here. Oh the ego I have, and secondly if my house were the deal breaker, we don't want them here.