Will Moderate For Cigars
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: City on the TN River
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My wife and I went to an estate sale. It was a lady who sold Avon products. Innocent enough. We noticed, at arrival, there didn't seem to be very many people around, which was unusual.
When we entered the house, we knew why. When she died, the utilities were cut off allowing foods in the refrigerator to putrify (summertime). That wasn't the worst. She had hoarded so much Avon from a period of 30 years, that is was stacked in boxes to the ceiling in the living room. All the boxes that held the products were faded and, of course, had absorbed the odor of the putrified meats. It was the most sickening sight that I'd ever seen.
The house was so nasty, the carpets (70's shag) was matted with filth and you could only navigate your way through paths she had left to walk through. Every square inch of her kitchen cabinets was filled with unusable trash and her counters were covered in dirty dishes, opened cans, etc. The filthiest place I'd ever seen in my life. I never knew there were people who could live like this.
The guy in charge of the sale would not even go in and he was taking any offer he could get. I told him he needed to burn the house down in a fire department training excercise and he reluctantly agreed.He had called a guy to get the appliances out (the fridge was 2 years old) and when he got there, he said the guy refused them and left. The house, which would have been worth about $100,000 if it had been clean, sold for $31,000. The buyer had to remove ALL drywall and flooring just to get rid of the smell.
2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Rest in Peace
Bells and whistles are thorns and thistles.
Last edited by cmitch; 01-06-2007 at 07:10 AM.