Spring Has Sprung Beautifully in Sacramento Area
Talk about multigenerational joys. We’ve been enjoying them over this lovely week in the greater Sacramento area. Spring has fully sprung and we are enjoying the birds singing, the sun shining and I even got to see our two egrets a couple of times this week along with an adorable turkey. Plus I got to photograph this sweet couple a couple weeks ago! Awesome!
They’re always adorable as long as they’re not flying at me, gobbling madly away – like my senior parents’ turkeys used to do. They had watch dogs and they also had watch turkeys and watch geese and those birds took their job of protecting my parents VERY seriously. The grandkids thought it was a hoot! Me, not quite as much then tho definitely now.
The Tax Man Cometh For All Including Multigenerational Families
Another regular spring occurrence is TAX DAY is almost here. And I am soooo not ready. But I’m plugging away at it daily. How are you doing? If you or your elderly parents need some help, you might check with your local library. Some have tax helps available – either on their own or via AARP, who has been helping low-middle income tax payers since 1968! Lovely help for all including those in the midst of multigenerational joys!
Multigenerational Joys At Blogs and Social Media Sites
Did you know that I write regularly at a couple of other blogs including discussing the various multigenerational joys available in homes nowadays? As a real estate agent in Roseville CA which is in the Sacramento area, they are very much area-specific but they also have plenty of general info and much of it is also geared for boomers and seniors. I thought I’d share highlights from some past articles at those blogs as well as my various social media sites.
Fun for Grandparents and Grandchildren
I love taking long walks around various neighborhoods. Great exercise, fun seeing new areas, and terrific for helping me help my real estate clients. And sometimes, I get to visit with neighbors and learn cool new things – like when I was chatting with a sweet senior who lives nearby and has a cool hobby that could easily work well for many grandparents and grandkids – Turning Trash Into Terrific Treasures for Kids and Grandkids. Multigenerational joys, indeed!
Love Our Dogs and Granddogs
You know me and my granddogs – I do love them! And I would feel so awful if they ran away, never to be seen again. I know many of you feel the same way about your own pets and grandpets. But the reality is, sometimes they do get out. They can definitely out-sneak a toddling grandchild. Not to mention fences that age and holes that mysteriously appear (thanks to their digging?). That happened to a dear friend of ours last week and several of us got busy helping her. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook, the sweet pooch was home to his family fairly quickly. Afterwards, I wrote a guide – Trying to Find a Lost Pet Dog? Of course, it’s focused on our Roseville Sacramento area BUT much of the info is good all across the country. Print it out, find your own local phone numbers and websites, and you’ll be ready in case you need to find a lost dog or car – your own or a neighbors.
Speaking of sweet animals – have you seen my Pinterest board, Cute Critters. Plenty of smiles there!
Real Estate Tips For All Ages
Do you have older grandkids ready to buy their first home? Here are a couple of good resources for them:
Have you ever considered a second home or boat for vacation, grandkid fun, or other uses? My post on “Tax Deductions for Home Owners” has some interesting info on that and other topics.
Of course, I have several Pinterest boards about all types of real estate questions including aging in place, caregiving needs and resources, boomers and seniors info, and more. Plus I love to share home and garden maintenance tips and home decor tips at all my sites including Instagram.
Christian Words of Encouragement
Our area is so extra lush and leafy thanks to the El Nino rains we’ve enjoyed over the last few months. And I’m so grateful to God for the rain, the trees, the beauty of the earth He created and has so richly blessed us with.
Multigenerational Blessings to you all!
Well, off to work on taxes and other fun stuff. Have a blessed and beautiful week as you bless others in your Sandwich Generation family enjoying sweet multigenerational joys!
P.S. If you are looking to buy or sell a home and don’t yet have a real estate agent, I’d be glad to help. I know many great agents all across the country, including ones who are terrific at helping boomers and seniors with their specialized needs including multigenerational, aging in place, retirement, and more. I’d be glad to do the research to find you a great agent. Just give me a call at 916-768-0127 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com (And, of course, if you live in my neck of the woods, I’d love to help you with all your real estate needs! ).