The past 48 hours

by on December 16, 2007

Wow… in the past 48 hours I’ve:

  • Ridden a total of 12 hours in a car
  • Covered 12 square miles of seminary town
  • Called about 35 realtors and home owners
  • Asked the question, “can you tell me about the house?” over a dozen times
  • Committed “breaking and entering” at one house (though no real breaking took place)
  • Had two home made smoothies
  • Been inside 3 potential rental houses (legally)
  • Peaked into, probably, 15 potential rental houses
  • Gotten into and out of the car, probably, 75 times
  • Played with a dog
  • Saw a, probably, rabid ratquilrmunk (rat-squirl-chipmunk hybrid)
  • Been attacked by a 3 pound dog
  • Been nauseated at a very bizarre community where everyone was white, drove BMW’s, and had horses on their shirts
  • Been awoken (twice) at midnight by a vibrating phone
  • Missed my wife and kids tremendously
  • Searched for houses online for 3+ hours
  • Gotten a major project covered by a friend
  • Worn short sleeves and flip-flops while enjoying 74 degree weather
  • Had one really strong cup of coffee
  • Spent a lot of really great time with my brother
  • Got to spend less, but very enjoyable, time with my pregnant sister-in-law
  • Saw a strange house with a LOT of yard art and a mural of a waterfall painted on it
  • Felt nauseous on and off (probably stress related)
  • AND FINALLY, found the perfect house for my family to live it for the next year!

Thanks to all who prayed for me. It has been a crazy week and next week is in que to be about the same (included in the week is my 30th birthday). I’m currently at the airport and I think I might nap on the flight home… I think I’ve earned it.


The author of this post is noted above. and were created by Ryan Burns. He is currently on staff at Redemption Hill Church in Richmond, VA, and recently launched a site to help people find Seminary Scholarships and anther site to help people find Church Jobs. He also writes about his experiences doing GORUCK events on his hobby blog.


What part of town did you decide to live in? I’m looking forward to helping you with some of the not so fun details of relocating.