well, my "to do" list has now enlisted the help of a troop of people.
i rant first: my husband's collections and inability to purge effectively makes me crazy. i do not understand collecting; i do not have collections. i thought he had three collections--after this weekend i discover that he has probably about 10-15 collections total. he doesn't want to part with any part of any collection.
of course, we need the space, and i honestly do not want to pay for a storage room, but it looks like it may be the only option *if* he wants to keep ALL of the collections.
and then, just getting him to purge anything is a PITA. he's slow about it, he whines the whole time, then gets agitated and angry, and then pouts, and then when the time allotted is finally up, the house is in complete disarray.
he's then agitated because the house isn't organized and cleaned up, and of course leaves me to do that work during the week on my own.
which is why i now have a small army of people helping me out. one friend and her son are going to help me move furniture around and donate what we need to donate to the different thirft stores.
then, by friday, i need to have everything basically ready for my family to come over because they're going to clean the house thoroughly for me this weekend--except for the laundry room and two closets, because i have yet to organize those as much as i'd like.
my mom and sister will likely be working here, while my dad and i go out for the afternoon and watch movies, because they're going to be using some pretty heavy chemicals (with the house open, but still), and so i'll need to be out of the house.
DH's going to his parents this weekend to "clean out" some stuff, and also bring back the urn that his dad made for our rabbit's ashes. he may also bring back some things for the baby--but i have no clue. we have no space for baby stuff because of all of his freakin' garbage (excuse me, very important collections).
good thing i'm basically toy free.
i feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and unable to do what i need to do. i am embarassed to have to ask friends and family to help.