Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Clean Sweep

One of the things that bothers me the most about my life is that I am a disorganized mess. I am not exactly sure how this came to be as for much of my younger life I was anally organized. I think it started to break down when I had a place to live in Pittsburgh but I was never there because I travelled all the time. As a result, I kind of viewed my home as a dumping ground. And since I was only home 48 hours a week it just didn't seem to matter. Fast forward 18 years and the habits that I developed back in 1992 are still with me. As a result, my house is a disorganized mess. Basically I am sick and tired of it. So I am working, working, working to change this. Yes - it is taking a large amount of time but it is something that is worth it for me. In the end run I think it will make me feel much better about life once my house is organized and the clutter is gone. (Now keep in mind I have Kathy and Kellie come every other week to clean, so the house stays clean - it is just a disorganized cluttered mess!) I literally have spent most of today organizing and pitching stuff. I am going to be making the garbage/recycling guys very unhappy with me because of the quantity of stuff they are going to be picking up. The folks at the local charities are going to be happy because of the quantity of stuff that I am giving away! I literally intend to make a "clean sweep" of my house and get it totally and completely organized in the coming weeks. I am just hoping I can find the time as work is really kicking up a notch and I am working much more than 40 hours per week. So... hopefully, I will be able to get it done in the near future! On a totally different note - I know some of you who read this blog personally know Nancy - my late wife's mom. She is in the hospital again. She has pneumonia and has also been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She went in yesterday morning - once again I made her go as she wasn't doing the best. Hopefully she will make a full recovery and be out of the hospital later this week. Til later - thanks and peace to all! ~J.


Angie said...

You can hire a professional organizer that can help with that too.

Anonymous said...

I will come over and organize it for you.

Anonymous said...

My name is Kathy and I knew Patty in High School. I just came across Patty's diagnosis and passing. I am truly sorry for yours and Zack's loss. I work at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on the Bone Marrow Transplant/Oncology Floor and fully understand what you wrote on her Carepages. They are terrible memories to think back on the day to day struggles and uncertainties with the battle of the disease. As for the happenings to someone receiving a BMT, it is not even a day to day, it is sometimes an hour to hour or minute by minute, especially when there is a spike in fever or sepsis. I can tell Patty was blessed to spend the time she had with you. This website is an awesome idea.