Nov. 21, 2016: I was lighting the furnace and my hoard had grown around the furnace. You know when they say, use caution when lighting combustibles, they mean it.
Well, a trip to the emergency room, a silly tale about what a klutz I am and no one was the wiser. The fate of the furnace was even worse, it died.
It's 54 degrees inside the house, as I type this. New furnace is on it's way. I've delayed it's installation twice. Now, the Christmas Holidays will buy me some more time.
The guys will need to, not only come in, but work in my hoard. I've been working everyday to clean it up and made great strides towards that end but I can't continue. The cold was very motivating but the depression has frozen me.
The house is big and when packed correctly, you can really stuff rooms full of stuff. I've designated 3 rooms, off limits. I can't see any reason the installers would need to go in them. The 3 rooms are floor to ceiling packed.
I'm not using the old tarp trick. That's where I attach tarps to hang from the ceiling and create passageways through the hoard: where the tarps act as a visual and physical blocker. Don't laugh, it works.
Please, any tips on how to continue, when so drained from cleaning up a hoard, to keep going. I know this hoarding thing isn't done but I can deal with the underlying issues later. For now, I need the furnace and heat.
Thanks and Happy Holidays,