Okay truth be told I have lived with One Hoarder in 2016. The idea was to save money and rent from a friend a room. six hundred dollars seems reasonable enough. Well, what I never knew or lived with in my past was using WELL WATER.
They say you can use a water softener so it does not smell like rotten eggs.
Where I lived the water softener did not work and everyday I smelled eggs, rotten eggs. I did not want to take a showers in it nor wash dishes or cook in the water.
Than I was unemployed and moved into a one bedroom apartment and the landlord said I could pay two payments as I was being paid every two weeks. Low and Behold I got an eviction notice and just moved out. The crazy thing is that it was in a very bad area of gangs and alcoholics. I did it because I could afford it but my employer dropped my hours so I was not able to afford it.
I was living in my car with three cats and my boyfriend and working. It was no life for my cats so I called every shelter no kill, and adoption agencies and low and behold there was no openings for the cats. It was a sign from God to Keep them.
So I moved from ILLINOIS TO OHIO in two hours I quit my job packed my car and drove in six hours to a cousins house so that I was safe. This was the hardest decision I ever made. But my cats were more important than myself. So this led me to go where my cousin has 14 cats and a dog so now we have 17 total. It’s a house full of cat fun. Not a day goes by where I am unhappy.
I do find that hoarding is going on here to in OHIO because they do not throw anything and I mean Anything away. It is a big house but the only room we can live in is the kitchen and the living room out of four other rooms. The room I am in has two bunk beds and it is full of stuff, beyond full of stuff.
I am a neat freak and organization freak so this living style is just not for me. I am praying for a huge miracle. First I need a job, transfer drivers license, and it is so hard to transfer my cosmetology license that I won’t bother with it. But I have to say OHIO has TONS of job offers and I will find something even if I call uber or get someone to drive me to and from work.
I finally found a great doctor to prescribe my depression medication and get me antibiotics for a sinus infection and ear infection.
Starting over is easy if you can let go and let God. I have bought all I need clothing and shoe wise from a GOODWILL, praise God for them!!
I wish I had my own place but time will tell if that will happen. I hate being jobless and homeless and in Illinois I was on Medicaid and food stamps. I wonder what kind of hassle it will be to get it in OHIO!
All I know is GOD is with ME that is for sure. I do know without a doubt I am not a hoarder.
Two living conditions that transformed my life and how to recognize a hoarder!!