Does it ever seem that circumstances are conspiring against your efforts? I know that seems like a question someone would not typically ask. I guess I just need to vent. My family and I live with and take care of my wife's elderly grandmother. She is a sweet, wonderful woman who grew up during the great depression, and both world wars. She has it burnt into her mind that nothing should be thrown away. My wife and I have rights (deeded ownership) over the house, but because it is her grandmother's house of more than 50 years we are respectful, and treat it as though it is hers. The basement has flooded within the last 10 years, and required major repair. However, the repair was only done to the foundation and not the interior structures. I am begining to clear an area for my train room, which is a daunting task, as the pictures will show. Beyond that, I have found a suprise waiting for me. For those of you who are not familiar, the pictures that show splotches of black on the wall, that is black mold. The picture was taken after it was treated with 50/50 bleach water and wiped down. According to my wife's grandmother, one of her kids was going to take care of the interior flood damage (from 10 years ago). They told her not to file an insurance claim for the flood, so homeowners insurance is not going to take care of it. When I called the person that said they were going to take care of it, they said they were waiting for her to die. The house would be sold and it would be torn down because the lot is huge and can be divided into 3 lots for new houses. I told them that they were not selling anything they didn't own. Now there is a fight.:curse: It disgusts me that someone could treat there mother that way. Needless to say, the basement has to be gutted and rebuilt before I will have my train room.