As you know, I love the TV show, Hoarders: Buried Alive. I want to talk about one episode in particular that was exceptionally good. This woman was, in my opinion, the most severe hoarder the show has ever had. What is interesting is that she went to school to be a lawyer and completed her education, but never took the Bar exam.
Let me describe her house. Im thinking it was a 3 bedroom ranch, and every floor was piled high with trash. The house wasnt even functional. She had to walk atop of trash to get from room to room. Trash and various items was outside in the yard as well. To make matters worse, she had a rat problem. Not just one or two but many. Large rat holes were outside in the yard. She had lost a husband and her children to this hoarding problem. She had stuff in cars parked on her lot as well. But she somehow lived there.
She was the nicest person, really she was. Also not stupid as evidenced by her schooling.
She had financial troubles and had gone into debt, losing the house. Someone bought it, sight unseen, not knowing what was going on inside.
Upon seeing the house, the buyers could not believe what they had gotten into. Eventually they called in exterminators and got it cleaned up.
In the meantime, the hoarding lady lived in a nearby motel.
Apparently she kept in touch with the new owners of her house and they felt bad for her. They had fixed it up and furnished it and it looked really, really nice. You would never know it had once been the disaster that it once was.
They told her she could buy it back from them. Somehow(I dont know how), she got a mortgage and did just that promising to keep it clean and she was very very happy to have this second chance.
It was indeed a happy ending and I loved watching it.
It would be great if they did a follow up and had a Part II.