Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

9 Oct

Trouble Maker indeed

So the week started out watching Hurricane Matthew. Growing up in Florida, you never know what these things are going to do so it’s also good to keep an eye out when they get close.

By the next day, we knew it was coming our way

It was time to get ready. Chris brought home a couple portable AC units (perks of owning an AC company) just in case we lost power.

Chris hit the stores for the hurricane necessities….

She was happy with his choices

He of course got water and all of the other good stuff πŸ™‚

We were able to get our hands on a generator and spent the day Thursday getting ready for Hurricane Matthew to make landfall that night/early Friday morning.

By Thursday afternoon, we were starting to get some feeder bands

This track was making me nervous. Most of my family is in Merritt Island and the track at 5pm on Thursday said it was making landfall over Merritt Island as a hurricane 4. My parents decided to stay and stick out the storm so needless to say, I did not like this track. Plus, was it going to seriously loop back around?

We moved the mattress to the floor in the family room and were going to sleep out there just in case the kids got scared and because there was chance the track would shift west making it a lot worse for us. That said, we slept upstairs because these 2 couldn’t settle down downstairs πŸ™‚

By 11pm that night, the track shifted east and it was going to a hurricane 3 instead of 4! Good news for us and great news for the east coast!!

We spent the rest of the morning watching TV (never lost DirectTV through the whole things… weird right?) and never lost power!

Once it moved out, we headed down to our friends house to let the kids run around

Saturday and Sunday were spent cleaning up the pool area. We were going to clean the patio off this weekend anyway and we moved everything off for the hurricane so it worked out.

We needed to clean out the pavers and resand.

It was a family affair

We finally decided to seal our pavers which makes me happy. Hopefully this will help keep them looking better for longer.

The poor kiddos wanted to play outside all day today but we had to wait for the sealer to dry, which when it did, made for some happy kids

She’s a good witch she says πŸ™‚

The weather is absolutely PERFECT tonight and we can finally feel Fall in the air. Sure it won’t last for long but it’s a start πŸ™‚

Our Pats won with Brady back, the hurricane ended up not being as bad as they thought (so thankful), and I am pushing 37 weeks pregnant. Getting so close and getting so ready.

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