Why do People Hoard their THINGS?

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.  well-watre

They say you can use a water softener so it does not smell like rotten eggs. water-sofr

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!!




# 40 My Favorite Book


New International Version I have read this version cover to cover 7x’s.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New International Version
Cover of an NIV Bible
Full name New International Version
Other names Nueva Versión Internacional (Spanish); Nova Versão Internacional (Portuguese)
Abbreviation NIV (Spanish: NVI) (Portuguese: NVI-PT)
OT published 1978
NT published 1973
Complete Bible
1978 (Spanish: 1999) (Portuguese: 1993)
Authorship Biblica, (formerly International Bible Society)
Textual basis NT: Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament. OT: Biblia HebraicaMasoretic Hebrew Text, Dead Sea Scrolls, Samaritan Pentateuch, Aquila, Symmachus and Theodotion, Latin Vulgate, Syriac Peshitta, Aramaic Targums, for Psalms Juxta Hebraica of Jerome.
Translation type Mixed formal & dynamic equivalence
Reading level 7.80[1]
Revision 1984, 2011
Publisher Biblica (Worldwide), Zondervan(US), Hodder & Stoughton (UK) and others
Copyright Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 Biblica [2]
Religious affiliation Protestant
Website http://www.biblica.com/bible/niv-bible/

The New International Version (NIV) is an English translation of the Protestant Bible. Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society) is the worldwide publisher and copyright holder of the NIV, and licenses commercial rights to Zondervan in the United States and to Hodder & Stoughton in the UK. Originally published in the 1970s, the NIV was updated in 1984 and 2011,[3]and has become one of the most popular and best selling modern translations.[4] A 2014 survey of Americans who read the Bible found that 19% use it.[5]

# 39 A book about a road trip

nZ_RAQAAQBAJ.jpgThe End was just the beginning of the new world…

Only six weeks have passed since a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, but already, life has changed dramatically. Most of America has become  a wasteland filled with starving bands of people, mobs and gangs. Millions are dead and millions more are suffering, with no end in sight.
For Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Cruz and Barone, the turmoil and chaos they dealt with in the early weeks after the attack will seem trivial in comparison to the collapse of society that plays out before their eyes. Uncertainty abounds as they all travel different paths in search of a safe place to call home. The only thing that is definite is that The Long Road will take its toll on all of them.

For readers of Going Home by A. American, Lights Out by David Crawford, Lucifer’s Hammer by Jerry Pournelle and One Second After by William Forstchen

# 38 A book about a culture you are unfamiliar with


The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding

The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffering and brutality of England’s infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.

One of the greatest non-fiction books I’ve ever read . . . Hughes brings us an entire world. –Los Angeles Times

# 38 A satirical book


11,002 Things to Be Miserable About: The Satirical Not-So-Happy Book

11,002 Things to Be Miserable About is a list of all the reasons NOT to wake up in the morning. Ironically enough, when you put all of them under one cover, it’s actually very funny. This decidedly absurd inventory of misery is perfect for sardonic and disaffected youth, for people seeking gifts for Traumatic Event Birthdays (like 21, 25, 30, 40, and, well, anything after 40), and for anyone else with an offbeat sense of humor. Enjoy.

Some of the entries are pretty basic, like imitation crabmeat, student loans, and David Hasselhoff, but other entries actually include educational things, like: Dust mites, which make up one-third of the weight of a six-year-old pillow. See, you can laugh and learn

# 35 An Autobiography


Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books. Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K., as the youngest of three. The Millers had two other children: Margaret Frary Miller (1879–1950), called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha’s senior, and Louis Montant Miller (1880–1929), called Monty, ten years older than Agatha.

During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.

On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps. The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks. They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.

Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920. During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.

In late 1926, Agatha’s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce. On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey. That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire. Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels. Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.

In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan (Sir Max from 1968) after joining him in an archaeological dig. Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie’s death in 1976. In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.

Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories. Christie’s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East. Other novels (such as And Then There Were None) were set in and around Torquay, where she was born. Christie’s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway. The hotel maintains Christie’s room as a memorial to the author. The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.

Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother-in-law, James Watts. She based at least two of her stories on the hall: the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral. “Abney became Agatha’s greatest inspiration for country-house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.

During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post-war crime novels.

To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours. The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 For other uses, see Autobiography (disambiguation).
For the inadvisability of writing autobiographies on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Autobiography.
For the book by Morrissey, see Autobiography (Morrissey).

Cover of the first English edition of Benjamin Franklin‘s autobiography, 1793

An autobiography (from the Greek, αὐτός-autos self + βίος-bios life + γράφειν-graphein to write) is a written account of the life of a person written by that person. In other words, it is the story that a person wrote about themselves.

# 34 A book from the library


Lucky is a 1999 memoir by American novelist Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. The memoir describes her experiences of being raped and how the experience shaped the rest of her life. Wikipedia
Originally published: August 4, 1999
Genre: Memoir
OCLC: 40777019
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# 33 A classic from the 20th century

To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird)

To Kill a Mockingbird

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the film based on the novel, see To Kill a Mockingbird (film).
To Kill a Mockingbird
Cover of the book showing title in white letters against a black background in a banner above a painting of a portion of a tree against a red background

First edition cover – late printing
Author Harper Lee
Country United States
Language English
Genre Southern Gothic, Bildungsroman
Published July 11, 1960
Pages 281

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author’s observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator’s father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel’s impact by writing, “In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism.”[1]

As a Southern Gothic novel and a Bildungsroman, the primary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird involve racial injustice and the destruction of innocence. Scholars have noted that Lee also addresses issues of class, courage, compassion, and gender roles in the American Deep South. The book is widely taught in schools in the United States with lessons that emphasize tolerance and decry prejudice. Despite its themes, To Kill a Mockingbird has been subject to campaigns for removal from public classrooms, often challenged for its use of racial epithets.

Reaction to the novel varied widely upon publication. Literary analysis of it is sparse, considering the number of copies sold and its widespread use in education. Author Mary McDonough Murphy, who collected individual impressions of To Kill a Mockingbird by several authors and public figures, calls the book, “an astonishing phenomenon”.[2] In 2006, British librarians ranked the book ahead of the Bible as one “every adult should read before they die”.[3] It was adapted into an Oscar-winning film in 1962 by director Robert Mulligan, with a screenplay by Horton Foote. Since 1990, a play based on the novel has been performed annually in Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

To Kill a Mockingbird was Lee’s only published book until Go Set a Watchman, an earlier draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, was published on July 14, 2015. Lee continued to respond to her work’s impact until her death in February 2016, although she had refused any personal publicity for herself or the novel since 1964.

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

# 32 The first book you see in a bookstore


End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3)

by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney, who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. Brady also remembers that. When Bill and Holly are called to a murder-suicide with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put not only their lives at risk, but those of Hodges’s friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Because Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Bill Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the supernatural suspense that has been his trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and up-all-night entertainment. (less)

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