Next up: Jeanne

Hurricane Ivan was redirected, but it looks like Jeanne is heading straight for us! Currently a category 3 hurricane, expected to be in Orlando around 8 a.m. Sunday.

So again, we are filling bathtubs and water jugs, topping off the car with gas, etc. We were certainly blessed to have been protected from the last two storms (CHARLEY & FRANCES). Will we be spared from a third? Stay tuned…

Update Sunday 09/26 9:00 a.m.

Well we survived the very blustery night! We still have power and all of our windows, internet, cable, and telephone service are all A-OK. We had a hurricane party last night with our friends over to ride out the storm. We played games (Scene It, Halo, Battlefront), watched movies (Lizzie McGuire, Lion King 1 1/2), and ate a lot (stir fry, peanut butter bars, vanilla/white chocolate cake). We had a blast. We were all up to 2 a.m. staying safe. We should have slumber parties more often!

Everyone else is still in bed. I’m ready for breakfast! It is still really blowing outside, but not as bad as in the middle of the night, so I’m sure the worst of it is over.

Update Monday 9/27 9:45 a.m.

The curfew was extended until 6 a.m. this morning, so we had guests for another night. We decided on a marathon viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy! (Christopher hadn’t seen it before, so that was exciting!) The airport was closed, so my flight was canceled. I won’t fly out until tomorrow morning now, and I just finished adjusting my hotel reservations. Weather looks nice out this morning: sun is shining, birds are singing 🙂

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