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Today's episode is about Sandra, who once owned an enormous and beautiful mansion in North Carolina that she lost to foreclosure. Matt Paxton is the clean-up specialist on this episode and came up with some lines that made me laugh:

"Sandra is a politician. She wants to make you believe that her way is the way to do it. But then when you push her on 'Well give me the details of your plan," it's empty. There are no details.

She's basically like a Trump hoarder -- there's no substance, it's all talk."

Date: 2017-01-23 04:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kimberlyfdr.livejournal.com
Oh! That's the Julian Price house! I wanted to see that (it's locally famous). I'll have to see if the special's re-airing :)

Date: 2017-01-23 07:56 pm (UTC)
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If you want to see it to see what the inside of the house looks like, well, it's pretty much the same as any hoarders house. You can't see the walls due to the amount of stuff piled up everywhere. Most of the episode concerned the hoarder, of course, with constant reminders that she isn't an awful person, she's mentally ill. Yes, she's mentally ill in that she has the compulsion to collect and keep all kinds of things. And clearly she can't tell the difference between something someone would want to buy and what is clearly so dirty/deteriorated it is now trash. Other the Matt Paxton's lines as quoted above, the best part of the episode was the cute couple who now own the house. They really must have hearts of gold as they'd put up with the previous owners delaying tactics for several years and still let a team of auctioneers come through to find the valuable stuff to sell at auction and give her the proceeds. By the thirty-minute mark I was at the end of my patience and would have called the Sheriff to get the heck out of there and forget about raising any money toward her future. The guys were far more sympathetic and clearly felt wretched that the woman had lost her home and everything she'd built over the previous 40+ years.

If the guys don't run out of time, energy, and money, the Julian Price house will be showpiece once again. The bones of the house looked to be in pretty good condition, although I don't know about the tunnel underneath the house with its unique white mold. Hopefully an expert will examine it and determine that it is both harmless and easy to remedy.

The final shots of the episode, with the newly emptied rooms went by way to quickly and were far too few. I was really curious about the house's layout and fixtures and would have loved another five or ten minutes on that rather than the previous owner being rude to her helpers and not hearing what was being said.

I think you might be able to find the episode online through A&E, not that I have any personal experience in watching tv shows on my computer.

Date: 2017-01-23 10:52 pm (UTC)
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It was a really good episode. I felt so bad for the adorable couple who bought the house. They were bending over backwards for her, and she basically just crapped on them. I kept wondering why no one called Adult Protective services- this woman was clearly delusional.

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