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Sunday Night

October 2nd, 2011 at 08:26 pm

"Dinner in the fridge is like money in the bank," said my mom so often that it made me groan. And my big batch of soup will be money in the bank tomorrow.

I spent three hours today helping a colleague who is beset with hoarding problems try to get her nursery ready for twins due in a couple months. Four of us spent hours filling dozens of boxes, and I estimate we got maybe 25 percent of it done. Her husband moved the boxes downstairs, but I think we all knew she would relent and keep them, so we took three boxes a piece and hauled them home for the recyclers. It was pretty bad. One box had eight or nine purses in it, but the cat had obviously spent weeks on top of it, and there was a thick mat of cat hair covering it and several others.

It was very sad to see how they live. They're smart people but cannot handle daily upkeep of their home. I came home, took a shower, and slept for an hour. Ugh.

So the week will begin with me late to bed, under prepared, but with money in the metaphorical bank.

Paulette: despite the beautiful day, no exercise except cleaning someone else's house. Sigh

4 Responses to “Sunday Night”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! What a good friend you are. That does sound like a very tough job. And so sad, too.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Its really nice of you to help out your friend. It is sometimes frustrating to see that they revert back to clutter soon after, but it is probably much appreciated!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    My sister is a hoarder and it is really painful to see. I hear she is getting some help now, but I can only hope she is not sabotaging the help. It's a strange and bewildering mindset.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I wish you could come clean our home! We are organizationally impaired too. I weep. I went on a pre-dawn rampage planting volunteer yard signs on meridians.

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