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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:45 PM
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So, I spent the day helping a friend clean out her Aunt's house, the Aunt was hoarder.
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It was like watching the hoarders tv show except the Aunt is in a nursing home.

This woman can't come home (broken hip) until the place was cleaned up.

I am so tired, more to do tomorrow.

The place wasn't really dirty just a lot of junk.

The Aunt knows what is going on, and she wants to come home.

We must have filled up at least 100 bags of stuff.

We did find some treasures as well, old pictures and family stuff.

If it wasn't my friends Aunt I would never do this again.

No we didn't find any dead animals or mice.

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  -So, I spent the day helping a friend clean out her Aunt's house, the Aunt was hoarder. texanwitch  Dec-10-11 08:45 PM   #0 
  - Well your last sentence is a plus, no?  boston bean   Dec-10-11 08:51 PM   #1 
  - The Aunt has a good cat that hunts.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 08:54 PM   #2 
     - That must be a real hard thing to do.  boston bean   Dec-10-11 08:59 PM   #4 
        - I don't understand that.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:06 PM   #8 
  - Good for you for adding some quality to her life and allowing her to move forward. All that stuff...  freshwest   Dec-10-11 08:57 PM   #3 
  - I came home and took a nice hot bath.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:01 PM   #6 
  - My best friend is a hoarder. She lives 3 hours away. I went to visit her  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-10-11 09:01 PM   #5 
  - I know what you mean.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:03 PM   #7 
     - I wish I could help her but, she thinks it is normal.  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-10-11 09:07 PM   #10 
        - That is what my sister's place looks like.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:11 PM   #12 
        - I know what you mean. I have honestly thought about contacting one of those  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-10-11 09:13 PM   #14 
           - I have contacted both hoarder shows.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:22 PM   #17 
              - really? Have you heard back? I would be interested in this process --  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-10-11 09:26 PM   #18 
                 - It has only been two weeks so I am still waiting.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:31 PM   #19 
                    - My friend would not allow me to take pictures but, I snuck some anyway --  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-10-11 09:34 PM   #20 
                       - My sister didn't know I was taking videos, I had to be careful.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:38 PM   #21 
        - I have a question.  LoZoccolo   Dec-10-11 09:12 PM   #13 
           - I really don't know. It could be a combination of things.  Tuesday Afternoon   Dec-10-11 09:15 PM   #15 
           - The Aunt was like that until she fell and broke her hip.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:17 PM   #16 
           - I'll answer that. Hoarding is a relative of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...  hunter   Dec-10-11 11:16 PM   #28 
           - Yep.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 11:22 PM   #29 
           - I have worked with a couple of hoarders (when I worked with elder abuse victims)  nadine_mn   Dec-11-11 12:01 PM   #32 
  - You're a good pal. And a good egg.  applegrove   Dec-10-11 09:06 PM   #9 
  - Getting to old for this.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:08 PM   #11 
  - A friend of my mothers was a Cat Collector  alphafemale   Dec-10-11 09:49 PM   #22 
  - How creepy.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 09:59 PM   #24 
     - As I remember, they just tented the place and piped some auto exhaust into it.  alphafemale   Dec-11-11 05:36 AM   #30 
  - God I hate "stuff"  ellisonz   Dec-10-11 09:58 PM   #23 
  - Stuff is the right word.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 10:01 PM   #25 
     - Correct.  ellisonz   Dec-10-11 10:09 PM   #26 
        - That is my sister.  texanwitch   Dec-10-11 10:17 PM   #27 
  - "Collecting OCD" IS a terrible thing.  greiner3   Dec-11-11 08:13 AM   #31 
  - "Collecting OCD" IS a terrible thing.  greiner3   Dec-11-11 01:11 PM   #33 

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