driving is a lot easier

May 15, 2008 at 1:22 am Leave a comment


My father is following a bit too fast in his father’s footsteps. You see, Grandpa had full blown dementia at 80 and Dad, at 78, appears to be not too far behind. He often references his 20 years flying jets for the USAF in relation to his driving skills (Dodge Magnum, one of the sexier cars he has owned) … says with the same intonation every time, “driving is a lot easier.”

Why is this in a real estate blog? Well, real estate is real life and as our parents age and their needs change and increase, we find ourselves wondering how to best take care of their needs and shouldn’t we all have a guest house in the back yard or 1-story homes with an extra guest suite so we can take care of them?

Our 2-story, multi-level 70’s home with 2 steps down into the living and a steep driveway and 2 sets of steps situated somewhere from the curb to the front door and a guest room that also serves as an office. You get the picture and perhaps your set-up is similar. Oh, and I live out of state. So my sister has the same musings … too bad there isn’t a small cottage behind their house (4 acres in Des Moines) but the guest room upstairs or the old teenage room in the basement … not an arrangement for Dad.

Real estate is real life and driving is a lot easier.

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