Compulsive hoarding is a mental disorder that is just beginning to be understood. As a hoarder, I have acquired things over the years with a specific purpose in mind at the time of the acquisition, used some of those items for their intended purposes, forgotten the goal for different objects, but now that I find that they have outlived their purpose in my life I am struggling to rid myself of those same things.

You can read the start of my journey here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Calling All Gymnasts

Spent most of the day at the doctor's office with our youngest. Took her for blood tests, where she sat stoically and waited while they took 3 vials of blood. Then watched as she proudly showed her sisters that she'd had blood work done and didn't cry. :)

Finally got the paperwork with the losses we had when the basement flooded several months ago. I'll be working on getting things together for a claim now.

Went through several old gift cards last night. Called to check balances. Of course the were all empty. Except for the Applebee's card I found with a $20 balance! Now I just need a babysitter!

Met with the people who will be out tomorrow to buy the entertainment center. I'll start a bank account for the things we sell while we're de-hoarding. If we can keep from using it, it would be a nice reward for when we're finished with everything.

Feeling a bit like a deflated balloon tonight. Not because I didn't get as much done as I wanted today. Just because I'm exhausted.

Not too tired to do a triple back somersault into bed, though! Mustering up the strength now...


  1. I will imagine myself doing a triple front tuck into bed for you. haha

  2. you have been busy ,I just did a regular flop into bed last night ,nothing fancy. The bank account sounds like a great idea


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