Was happy to see there was no storm damage anywhere. We have had some real rough ones this last couple of months.  The lawn needs tending - we can get to that, no problem.
  Have an idea I would like you both to kick around...... I'd like to do an estate sale for you- instead of an auction.  I would feel better getting some good dealers in early, with prices where we would like them to start - and not rely on the whim of an auction.  I would like to be able to get the house and grounds cleaned up for you, and then you could list it and get it sold without the hassle of low-balling buyers.  I don't have a good feeling about auctions anymore (unfortunately). This would let us sell for you with more Control over the prices.  Then, Mark, you can let me know what some of the prices you paid were - so we would have a better idea of a starting point, And you would have a TON less expenses -and better prices for stuff (I think anyways). Sure, there may be some left over - but in the long run, I think you would be happier knowing we at least tried to sell for as much as possible.  Your stuff is too nice to let it go on a one day run and hope for the best.  It all looks much better in its place in the house.  Think about it and let me know.  We want to do the best we can for you.......Lynnette