i guess i should introduce myself.. Aug 1, 2008 14:41:48 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by csmith on Aug 1, 2008 14:41:48 GMT -5 so i'm 17, and live with my dad.our house has always been a mess, but christmas 2005 one of my uncles died, and i inherited one of his cats and my mom got one too. eventually my mom got sick of it tearing up everything in her house, so she gave hers to my dad and i. we had just found out we had a female and male and kept procrastinating on getting them fixed. they soon began to multiply. i'm not sure exactly how many we have now. :/the house is so overwhelming, we don't know where to start. the yard is overgrown, and our backyard looks like a jungle, with weeds and grass as tall as i am. we recently started redoing the landscaping in the front yard by taking all the plants out(we'll soon replace them with something that will take less effort to keep up with. the bushes/plants we had would normally have to be trimmed weekly.) we have an underground pool, and that's a mess too. (it looks like a swamp!)and of course !we got a letter today in the mail from the city that we have to pump the pool out and clean up the back yard.we've got several letters in the mail from the city.. im just afraid the next time we'll have to have an inspection. :/the house is still a complete mess. i think the last bag of trash we have taken out was about 6 months ago.we've said we are going to get serious about it, and we'll take out bags after bags.. but it doesn't look any different. i cry every time i'm at home because of how bad it is. i feel like i'm living one big, never-ending lie. (i'm sure a lot of people can relate)my dad has 6 siblings, and several of them are compulsive hoarders. two compulsive hoarders in one house is definitely not good :/so that's me, and my story. maybe some day i'll post pictures... but certainly not now.