Sweet Shot Tuesday

Geraniums used to be favorites of my senior mom for gardening projects

Spring is definitely in the air, along with plenty of chores for homeowners everywhere. And for those of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for the elderly parents and relatives near and far, that can include supervising repairs at our own home AND that of our senior parents.

Some things to think about include:

When the Sandwich Generation issues of caring for the elderly parents including their real estate needs - that can include their tools

  1. Are any of your senior parents gardening tools needing repair or replacement?
  2. Heater and furnace and air conditioner check up and repair – if you didn't do it in the winter, it's time. And even if you did, many companies recommend twice a year checkups.
  3. Rain gutters cleaned out
  4. Chips in the concrete that may need some repair work
  5. Any leaks in the roof
  6. Do they need any light bulbs replaced – inside or out?
  7. Any wild and crazy plant growth that needs to be cut back to make for safer walking for our senior parents
  8. Any touch up painting needed?
  9. Are all their appliances working OK?

Hydrangeas are delightful for easy landscaping designs when caring for the elderly parents real estate needs

If you live nearby, it's easy to deal with these issues. But what about if your senior parents don't live nearby? If they don't know a repair person/gardener who can help them, some good resources for help include:

  • Call their church – or a local nearby church – and ask for referrals
  • Call their neighbors and ask for suggestions 
  • Check with a good referral site – I've been really blessed by

Got any other suggestions for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, caring for the real estate needs of our elderly parents as well as ourselves? We'd love to hear. 

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny loves landscaping designs with lots of flowers like these lovely dark pink ones

P.S. I'm linking this up some excellent and fun resources. Sweet Shot Tuesday, by My3Boybarians, has plenty of tips to help us with our easy to use digital camera as we have fun taking photos of landscaping designs, homes, and grandkids! And for some great, and often vintage, home decor and accessories and ideas – from the kitchen to the yard, be sure to visit Rednesday for RED ideas and Pink Saturday for PINK things galore!

Delightful summer storms to cool us off and add a bit of exhilaration to our Sandwich Generation days! 🙂 As I wrote at SandwichINK, the Sunflower House, and our house, have enjoyed some summer wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. I had fun snapping a ton of photos of all the goings on and was particularly intrigued with one very adventurous little honey bee.

These bees were determined to hang on and these flowers were determined to survive no matter how windy it was

At first, I thought he was just very tenacious. But after watching him a bit, I'm more inclined to think he was having a blast "windsurfing" in my giant Mammoth Sunflower!

This wind-surfing little honey bee is great for landscaping designs as he helps pollinate the various plants sweetly

I, of course, am thrilled because honey bees are great for our landscaping designs, thanks to their wonderful pollinating plans. And the Sunflower House has definitely proven to be good at attracting bees lately.

Looking for flowers for bees and butterflies to add to your delighful landscaping designs - think sunflowers

But mostly, I just had fun snapping his cute little picture with my easy to use digital camera so I can share the sights with my grandchildren and all of you! 🙂  Speaking of pictures, be sure to visit Sweet Shot Tuesday, as well, for more delightful and intriguing photos! And, don't forget to…