so i did a super fast clean of the kitchen. it's not really clean, but it's neater.
and i won't have to do dishes in the bathtub!
i have no idea what this is going to cost me, but they do take my credit card with the most balance on it. so i can pay for it one way or another. if it's under $100 or so, i have the money in my checking account. i doubt it's going to be that cheap, as long as i have let this problem go. i'm lazy like that ... i'll let things go until i have no choice but to deal with them.
now i've just got to figure out where to put the cats ...