The past 48 hours

Wow… in the past 48 hours I’ve:

  • Ridden a total of 12 hours in a car
  • Covered 12 square miles of downtown Orlando
  • 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.

8 thoughts on “The past 48 hours

  1. Dear Burns -
    Ryan read this to me a long time ago. For that, and really for all of you, I am so thankful.

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

    Slightly ( and in some ways a little more than slightly) out of context, but…it happens.

    Love and prayers.

  2. oh, and you can probably expect several somewhat sad and “i will miss you” kind of comments…deal with it.

  3. i dont think ive ever seen a picture of your brother… how alike do you look? heck, i didnt even really know you had any siblings- did you ever mention this? haha

  4. did he mention there are 2 orange trees & 1 grapefruit tree in THE YARD?? :) we need a juicer.

  5. Monica, here is a pic from about 3 years ago… and technically, he’s my step brother… so there isn’t a whole lot of resemblance.

    I also have another step-bro and a sister… no pics online for them however.