The sister of the deceased finally reached out to me. All worked out.
She said the son had been in and gotten what he wanted before we even knew the man was gone.
She came over and got what she wanted from the home, a number of family pieces. She helped us haul a bunch of stuff to the curb.
I hired a guy to scoop the trash out. Filled a 20 yard dumpster, and that is after a lot of it disappeared off the curb. The dirt was so bad, we literally had people scrubbing the walls and floors (wood) with scrub brushes. Took a power washer to the basement.
On the plus side, it was clean and fresh enough and in good enough repair that I was able to show it on Friday afternoon to a pair of students.
It wasn't this bad the last time i had changed the furnace filter, but that was probably February. The house doesn't have central AC, so we didn't do anything after that. Amazing how fast someone can slide.
all the profit for the year and then some is gone, but life continues. --149.76.xxx.xx