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01-03-2012 12:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Ever see the tv show “Hoarders”? Man, I hope they never see my shop!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 12:18 AM

That’s a depressing show – I don’t think your shop would be seen as depressing, would it? ;-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 02:09 AM

I saw about 5 minutes of one last night…. had to change the channel.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 02:13 AM

It’s kinda cool when hoarder relatives die. Like they left ten thousand time capsules by accident. :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 02:14 AM

well after seeing this post, i had to call and talk to the poster of this post to find out just what he had hoarded into his shop, all i can say is that i can confirm that he has in fact hoarded, but i am under strict confidence rules that i cannot reveal what the contents are in the shop…lol….....but from what i did get and with out revealing , i can say that with the use of a broom and very large dust pan, part of the problem was taken care of…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 02:32 AM

Smitty…probably only by me when I see what I have to do.
No time capsules in the shop Miles At least, none that are finished lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 04:01 AM

Good point, CR…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 04:44 AM

I was concerned that I was becoming a tool hoarder but a buddy told me that if I use all of them, I’m not a hoarder! Gotta go see if any new tool posts on CL are available!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 05:07 PM

You might be a hoarder if you have more than 10 containers of sawdust! 10 is OK, 11 is too many ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 07:49 PM

That’s not hoarding… it’s my COLLECTION

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#10 posted 01-11-2012 04:13 PM

Ever work for a client that was a hoarder – or a real slob?
I did – once. It was a 300k whole house renovation involving 3 bathrooms and the kitchen, all new windows and doors, closet organizers, and all the trim. I almost didn’t take the job but they said it would be all cleaned up by the time we started.

All they did was pile some of it deeper in the closets we were remodeling. We had to buy boxes and do it all ourselves which you would think would be embarassing to them (dirty underwear and loaded diapers, half eaten food on dirty dishes)....but they didn’t even thank me. As if it was part of my job. And they were very rich.

Each room completed was immediately trashed be their 3 spoiled rotten little brat kids. Sure made it hard to do above average work when you know it will be unapreciated, buried in more filth and abused.

I worked the clean up time into the change orders so they did unknowingly pay for it. But what a lousy project/ experience because of their filthy lifestyle and “don’t give a damn” mindset. Now the kids are just like the parents.

Thanks Mom for making me clean my room, take care of my stuff, and do my fair share of the chores.

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 05:14 AM

My buddy Sam and I used to joke about a woodworker horder…scrap blocks in the kitchen cabinets, table saw in the living room, drill and sanders and nail guns on the bookshelves…could be very entertaining…

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#12 posted 01-15-2012 06:11 AM

”It’s kinda cool when hoarder relatives die. Like they left ten thousand time capsules by accident”

Actually, it is not, in no shape or form.
My father, who died a little over a year ago was a hoarder. I wound up helping clean up that mess. Most of it, all we could do was back a dump trailer up to the door and start shoveling. It’s bad enough the turmoil family members go through when a hoarder is alive trying to get the mentally ill person to see what they’re doing to themselves. Then after they’re dead, and you’re finally even allowed without restrictions, you go in and get the pleasure of truly seeing the filthy and discusting way they were living.
Hoarding is a mental disease. I get the point that the original post was made in jest, but I wanted to come tell ya’ll from first hand experience that if you know anyone who is truly a hoarder and you care about them, try your best to get them some help before it gets too bad. The longer you wait, the worse the problem gets, and the harder it is to get the il lperson any help at all.
We went round and round for about five year with my father. We checked him into mental facilities and he’d check himself out. According to aothorities, he was not a danger to himself, so they couldn’t stop him from leaving on his own free will. He got down in his health and needed physical therapy at home. His hoarding, by this time, was so bad that the home health nurses, after one visit, refused to go back into that home. Still the authorities would not help. When we tried to go clean up his place, he’d call the law and have them excort us off the property. We were powerless to do squat about him, or the conditions he was living in untill ultimately, it killed him. Then, as I stated before, we had the pleasure (sarcasm, it was actually very unpleasant) of cleaning up the discusting mess.


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#13 posted 01-15-2012 06:38 AM

I used to work fixing dishwashers and such in peoples houses. I’ve been in too many houses of hoarders and people that just didn’t care about living in a pigsty. Worst was seeing the little kids that were stuck there. Some places were so bad that we had to call social services right outside the front door. Never an easy situation. I can’t imagine the pain of watching a loved one go through that particular hell.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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