Friday, August 22, 2014

Good Bye Summer…Hello Fall!

The end of summer is here and I look back on the great time had with my fellow residents.  There were so many events that we never had “nothing to do”!   There were events that made us all feel like kids again such as ice cream socials, pool parties & parades.  It’s events like these that make me realize how much fun we have and reminds me why I chose to move to a Jensen community.
Heading into the fall I look forward to all the colorful foliage and great weather.  We start to plan for the holidays and all the get togethers.  I am looking forward to spending time with my family, but also all the end of summer picnic, Oktoberfest, Foliage Trip, and Thanksgiving at the Clubhouse with our friends that are planned for the upcoming months. 

We are thankful for another great summer and here is to a beautiful fall!

Until Next Time,
Get In On It

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enjoying the Good Life!

One of the things I love about my home at Jensen communities is the fact that I have all the benefits of homeownership with a reduced amount of responsibility which frees me up to do other things I enjoy.  I recently was reminded of this fact when I invited some of my friends over for a summer BBQ.
I’m finding it’s the simple things in life that brings me most fun and cooking on my grill, outdoors, with friends is one of them!  Before moving to my home at Jensen’s I lived for a while in a condominium.  I remember one of the things I did not like most was the fact I had no private backyard and as such, I could not own and use an outdoor grill.  As a result of no grill there were no backyard get-togethers and consequently, less fun.
But now I have it all!  My backyard is large enough and private enough to enjoy friends with a summer BBQ, yet small enough so that I can easily maintain it.  In fact, Jensen’s really does all the heavy lifting by maintaining all my shrubs and trees on the property.  I still enjoy my flower beds and a few vegetable plants (which I could not have at my condo).  In some Jensen communities, even the grass cutting is included, but I find that the small amount of cutting only takes minutes and is good exercise.  I couldn’t be happier with my investment because it is the perfect blend of homeownership and low maintenance—a blend that is at a level I can handle for years to come!
I hope to get in a few more BBQ’s and outdoor events prior to fall—at my home and in my yard!  Here’s to flyin free in the summertime!

--Flyin Free