Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Haven - Day 6 topic of the 30M2D Writing Challenge

Haven - the 30M2D writing challenge topic.  This is a re-post from the Best of Craigslist 2009.  Still trying to sort out how someone could turn "haven" into a horrific mental image.  Link to the other participants and their chosen havens.

Originally Posted: Sun, 23 Aug 00:03 PDT

hoarders haven

Hello, I am seeking a nice room mate to share my 2 bedroom home.

You won't have to pay utilities or do any chores so it's perfect for a young person or a student.

But I cannot have anybody touching or moving my stuff because it would set off a chain reaction of emotions and feelings towards you and towards my things. Hoarding is not a mental illness, it is something environmentally responsible because I don't like to throw anything away. But the San Francisco Department of public health said my living conditions were unsafe and came in and forcibly removed my things I have been collecting for over 40 years. It traumatized me and I have been rebuilding my collection ever since.

If you are a hoarded this would be a great place because someday, it would be so full of things that we would have to sleep outside. My friend did that in LA but here it might be too cold and the city is very punitive against hoarders and homeless people. Isn't that ironic? They don't like homeless people, but they don't like people with homes either.

Please contact me by email as I am unable to get to the phone right now. I have a phone but it only rings. Once in a while I can get to it but it's so far away and very hard to get to. If you had a cell phone that would be better.

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With as much thrift shopping that I do, I could tip over into Hoarding Hell, but I donate bags and bags of stuff throughout the year.  Sometimes I give away too much, I'll wonder what I did with a certain piece of clothing, and I'll be damned, I will have given it away.  

My latest thrift shop finds have been concentrated in the clothing and book realm.  I so love hardcover books with color plate illustrations.  I'll enjoy those like picture books and if they aren't art or poetry related, I will recycle them back to the great Thrift Shop Beyond.

This past weekend's finds ~ countrified kitsch is the straw cowboy hat ($1.25), plaid lap quilt ($2.99), and Southwest Expressions book ($1.50).

And a cashmere (sings the word ...) neon green Soft Surroundings sweater along with the Liz Claiborne print skirt - the two for just $4!  More Friday's Frock fodder ~

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