3 million people are compulsive hoarders. They tell us that every week. How many do you think are American?
She has 6 boys, 4 living there with her in the hoard.
Ron is Eileen's husband and he is pretty sure they are living in a trash heap. He's a fireman. He is mandated to report his house. "You're supposed to take action, but you just don't wanna take action."
Eileen isn't worried about them taking her kids away. Why? Well because it would be a good lesson for them to learn...What? Why do your kids need to learn the lesson of being taken away from their home? That's not a valuable life lesson.
Ron blames himself. Her son is blaming himself for being born. I'm sure Eileen is perfectly fine with the two of them taking on that blame. This sure as hell isn't her fault.
Eileen didn't "initiate the help" herself. No, your son had to because you think all of this is totally fine!
Zasio is on the case and she's dressed to the nines! For some reason Eileen thinks she's fooling, not only Zasio, but all of us into believing everyone else is the hoarder.
Her son lives in a chair and sleeps in a box. Whatever, it's fine. This is just another one of those life lessons.
Zasio needs to slap some sense into Eileen. The look on her face tells me that she just might!
Eileen seems to think this is a "poor mom" situation vs. a "poor kids" situation. Eileen is very wrong.
"Ron, our heroic firefighter, actually said, 'This is a death trap.' Ron! Get a voice!" Damn right. Dorothy Breininger. As you can see in the photo below, Dorothy has had it.
Eileen's son Steven is the only one that challenges Eileen. His Dad and brothers seem fine with this set up because it keeps them from being yelled at. The rest of the family just lets her go nuts cuz they don't want to deal with her and her rage-aholisism.
Eileen has been yelling at everyone so much she's getting all phlegmy. Bitch wants to keep her boxes pretty bad.
Eileen gives Ron permission to deal with the electronics. After granting him permission she immediately starts screaming at him.
Ron THINKS his wife has some psychological issues. Yeah? You think?!
Eileen doesn't want anyone to make this about her having an obsession with boxes. It's not that. It's just...well Eileen is crazy and she has an obsession with boxes.
They got it clean, but somehow I still don't think that's a safe home to live in. Not with Eileen. She hasn't accepted aftercare therapy BECAUSE NOTHING IS WRONG WITH HER!
Judy, a part-time radio personality in Heber City, Utah
Judy's husband Nile sounds like he's had his voice distorted, like he's in the witness protection program. It's really weird to hear someone sound like that, but see their face clearly.
"The drinks are outside because, of course, they need to be cold. I have a cooler outside so I put things in the cooler. Except my milk, that's in a snow bank right now." Judy's fridge is the lawn.
Judy lost a previous husband, her father, mother and her two best friends to cancer. Nile's father and mother also died recently. So, this was all a big time hoarding trigger.
Judy and Nile inherited 32 arces of land when Nile's parents passed away. They sold that for a million dollars, blew a bunch of it on trailers, now they have about $20,000 left. But don't worry about Judy! Amongst her hoard is $30,000 in uncashed checks.
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"I've been missing the check for $20,000 for about 8 months." How in the hell?
Judy is the charming sort of hoader. You know the type (Glen).
"Judy has a storehouse of feelings and emotions that need to be tapped into. The doors need to be opened." This is some deep thoughts on hoarding by our very own Dr. Chabaud. Matt Paxton has set the bar pretty high. We've come to expect hoarding insight every episode.
It's been decided, the western stuff stays. Whew.
Oh shit. Judy's gone through a box that was set for the trash. FULL OF WESTERN COLLECTIONS! I mean, some obvious western stuff. Pillows with horses on them. How could you ever say that's not western? What else would it be?
We've uncovered the kitchen! Matt Paxton immediately checks the expiration date on the cheese. That's like when a doctor looks down your throat. You learn things that way.
"Spoiling to me is like going out and buying a new Porsche, not buying a house full of shit." Judy's brother dropping some knowledge on all our asses. That's his example of the different between spoiled and irresponsible.
Judy lives in a small town and she doesn't want everyone knowing all her business. That's why she hasn't deposited $25,000 in checks. And now, she's quoting a commercial to her brother when he suggests she doesn't go buy more hoard. "It's my money and I need it now."
I sort of get what Judy is saying. In small towns everyone does know all your business. It would stress me out too, Judy. I mean, I'd still deposit $25,000 checks, but I get it.
Her husband Nile has been in pain for 20 years and he's been hiding all that pain in his moustache. Strong men do cry and that's what is happening now. Dr. Chabaud calls a family meeting. Everyone loves each other and it's all very sweet. The air is clear and the house cleaning is going swimmingly.
Side note: Hey America, why is the movie New Year's Eve a thing? Way to go. This wouldn't have happened if you wouldn't have gone to Valentine's Day. Stop making cinema terrible. I'm sick of it.
They removed 9 tons of hoard from the house. Nile is so happy he said something. Judy is happy. Oh my goodness this is one of the happy cases. I love those. She's accepted therapy and they are doing well. YAY!
Matt Paxton One-Liner Hoarder
"We didn't poop on them between there and here. They're still clean."
"She's totally cool with it. She does not care that she's the messy lady on the street."
"I think his survival is just to hang out."
"Colby (cheese) doesn't stand the test of time I guess."
"This is frustrating, man. You've been living in a bunch of shit for 10, 20 years."
P.S. Matt Paxton has a podcast. Find out more about it on his blog.