I may have a problem

They say that the first step in recovery is to admit that you have a problem.

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.  Hoarding disorder – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

I’m afraid that I might be a wood hoarder.  I used to think that I merely had a wood storage problem, but now I think that it may have progressed to something larger.  My shop is becoming choked with offcuts, surplus, and bits of scrap that I’m sure to find a need for, …someday.

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The aggravating thing about this problem is that I often do find a need for a piece, and a piece for a need, thus justifying the existence of my growing collection.

It’s getting to the point where I’m hoping for a long cold winter that will tempt me to stoke the wood stove with some of it.

Maybe I can find a support group of similarly afflicted folks that I can share my pain with.

Cheers,
Tom

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