The Estate Agent, or Executor, is lucky to have found you, Herb! I'm guessing he/she didn't have a clue what all that lumber was.
Winners all around, eh?
The way it played out,Dan was the fellow was a member of our woodworking club and had been a VP in the past. He and his wife both attended meetings until he fell ill with brain cancer.
He was a Boeing Engr. and liked wood working so he went through the woodworking classes at the Seattle Central Community College woodworking program and graduated. several years ago.
He had been storing this wood for over 20 years so when he retired he could set up a shop and have a hobby.
When he passed away his wife contacted me to see if I could sell the wood and give the money to the SCCC woodworking program. So Me and My cousin also a hobby woodworker just bought the wood ,gave her the money so she could make the donation. We had no idea what we were getting, there was no way to tell as you can see in the pictures of the pile, until it is cleaned up.
So we gave her a generous amount,seeing as it was also earmarked for a donation, and we get what we get.
It will take a little work to get it cleaned up before we know,but I am certain we were fair with her. If it turns out that we rooked her, we will send her a check to make up for it.