Hurricane Healing, 18 months later…and a few Easter ideas

Hurricane Sally hit our little piece of paradise in Sept 2020

Not what we needed after 6 months of Covid lock down…

But we are resilient, like so many coping with difficulties~

With a big serving of patience and a lot of good luck,

things are slowly getting back to the way we would like them to be…

Our pool liner was damaged during the hurricane,

lots of tiny holes from the palm leaves and debris that blew in

It held up for a while but a January freeze this year

caused the liner to tear and the water drained out into the sand

A new liner was ordered and repairs began in mid March

When we arrived for Spring Break last week

it looked pretty sad,

but the pool crew promised to get the liner installed

and everything up and running in a few days

It was fascinating to watch

Once the liner was in place they placed big vacuum hoses

down the sides between the liner and the walls

As the pool began filling with water,

the vacuums removed excess air,

resulting in a smooth finish

It took about 30 hours to fill the pool

We were able to turn the heater on as it was filling

so when it was finished, swimming began!

The temps have been in the 70s this past week,

but the heater is needed this time of year for comfortable swimming

The big boat was delivered after 18 months at the dealership

and a lot of repair

Everyone was so excited!

The pier is no longer empty!

We are so thankful to have our paradise restored!

We won’t be spending Easter here this year

but we had fun reminiscing about Easters past

Last year we celebrated Easter early on the coast with Easter Sunshine

Then we celebrated Easter again in “the city” with a

Spring Charcuterie Spread

In 2020 we had an Beach Bunny Carrot Brunch

With a Bird’s Nest Cake for dessert

I love to decorate the beach house tree for the season

Easter Egg Tree

And Spring is the time to bring out the bunnies, carrots and eggs

Are you decorating for Spring or Easter?

I am always excited at the beginning of a new season

and I can change things up a bit!

Prayers for Ukraine

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Friday with Friends / Share the Wealth

36 Responses to “Hurricane Healing, 18 months later…and a few Easter ideas”
  1. Mary says:

    Hurray for the boat’s return and pool liner repair Jenna! I know everyone must have been excited after such a long wait. Love CB’s smile as he’s floating in the pool. Thanks for the Easter round up. Happy Sunday ♥

  2. Jenna, I am so glad that your paradise has been restored. The return of the boat and and the pool liner repaired will make smiling faces for everyone. Your beach house is a place for making many memories!

  3. Rita C. says:

    How incredibly excited and relieved you particularly must feel! Amazing how you cannot even see the scars Mother Nature lxeft. You are so blessed to have and be able to maintain your paradise with your kids and grandkids. I love all your tabkes and seasonal decor. I do excited for spring and fall especially.

  4. I’m glad to hear things are slowly getting back to Normal Jenna! I think we all need a little normal right now:@)

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    I think it’s wonderful you have the pool ship shape ready for spring and summer fun. I know getting your boat repaired was a major nightmare with with all the delays for parts and maintenance. Everything looks great. Such pretty and fun scapes from past celebrations and love the Easter treee! Have a wonderful Sunday……..

  6. Rosie M. says:

    Wow! How wonderful to be “up and running” again! Congratulations and Best Wishes for a fun-filled spring and summer in your beautiful piece of paradise! Happy Easter, Jenna!

  7. So happy that the pool is repaired and your family able to enjoy it after a long wait….Happy days again!…Have fun with your Easter decorating!!

  8. I know you and your entire family are very happy to have your little bit of paradise restored. With the boat back and the pool as good as new, I know happy times lie ahead.

  9. How wonderful to have your pool and boat back! Looks like you’ll be able to enjoy many happy times here again. Love your Easter decorations and tables, fun to see.

  10. I’m seeing shorts and t-shirts and warm weather and beautiful water and am smiling because I know how hard that whole time was for you. And bummer on the pool (again) but it looks like you are pretty darned good to go and paradise has returned. And that, my friend, makes me smile super big! Pretty tables, one and all, too. So glad you have this wonderful space to share all good things with your tribe!

    • On Jeanie, what sweet words, thank you so much! It was so hard to see this place we all love so much battered and torn…now it’s all repaired and beautiful again and we are over the moon and ever so thankful! We had such a fun week and the weather was nice and warm…

  11. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Such a wonderful spot Jenna – I’m so glad it’s back to its normal beautiful self now after all your work! Just seeing that little guy in the pool must make it all worth it. Happy April and family time!

  12. Sarah says:

    Jenna, your pool looks so inviting! The deep blue cWonderful news! I love seeing your little slice of paradise! Fun as always to see your festive tables.

  13. Kim says:

    Oh Jenna – I am so glad that things are getting back to normal for you. The new pool lining looks amazing and what a beautiful color! Looks like you have some people who are pretty excited about the boat! I love your Easter round-up and what beautiful views to the water you have. Enjoy!!

    • Thanks so much Kim! It’s amazing how after 18 months, in 1 week it all came together, a vacation we will always remember! Happy April and I hope warmer temps are headed your way!

  14. lghiggins says:

    How wonderful that all has been restored. Thanks for sharing pictures showing the lining put in place; that was quite a learning experience for me.

  15. Julie says:

    I am glad that you have everything restored and back to normal. Now you call all enjoy the spring and summer months. I hope you have a nice week Jenna.

  16. Kitty says:

    Oh Jenna, things are looking up in paradise!!! It’s been a long time for the boat. The pool looks wonderful and will make all of you happy to be using it. I hope you have a great week.

    • Thank you Kitty, we had quite a time keeping the kids out of the pool until it was finished! We are so thankful to have our paradise restored for Spring and Summer!

  17. Jill Kuhn says:

    Ah, Your lake home looks like the place to be! So happy you were able to get things repaired and back to “normal”! Your pool looks very inviting! 💙 I enjoyed seeing your Easter decorations too! 🐰💕

  18. Marion says:

    Thank you for sharing HAPPY Easter

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