I was taking vacation from work from the third until the 15th, longest one I've been able to get ever. Wife and I were taking the kids to Florida; Jax(to spend some time with wifes aunt) then my mother, step dad, and sister were flying down and we were going to Orlando and Daytona, then parting ways so we could spend more time with my wifes family before driving back to Ohio. My 88 year old grandfather has had trouble with his left leg for about a month, and it was determined while we were in Florida he wouldn't be keeping it. Thursday the 8th, I was talking to my wife about taking more time off work while he was In recovery to set his house up with some extra rails and ramps. They were unable to do the amputation, and Saturday the tenth told us eventually the leg would go septic and end him, so he was getting transferred from Columbus to Newark (where we live) on hospice. We cut our plans short and left from Georgia that sunday driving through the night and arriving at the hospital before 7am Monday, with my step dad and sister making it just after 7(they stopped less). We got a few minutes of him being awake but groggy that day, and I went home to shower around 8 and went back at midnight. We lost him just after 11 Tuesday morning. He was in the Navy 20 years, retired from his civilian factory job in the early 80s, and while he had jobs after that, he pursued music most of the time since retiring. He played the pedal steel. Actually, it's hard to find pictures of him not playing the steel. He was married to my grandmother for 59 years. He will always be my hero, and was always the grandparent I was closest to my entire teenage and adult life. But that isn't why I'm saying all of this on a guitar forum. My grandmother is not exactly rich, and it would be practical and prudent for her to move, but we aren't there yet. His music stuff and tools have been stolen and pawned over the years, only some reclaimed, but instruments wise, I'm only unable to locate a Gibson Uke, his Fender mustang (which he loaned out to a friend of his every few years, but I'm sadly unsure of who...) and a saxophone that I hadn't seen in awhile anyway. Its unlikely I'll ever be coordinated enough to play pedal steel, but for certain a lap steel will be coming with me, along with some other instruments, his records, and due to an agreement about "not letting people know what I've got in here" due to fear of theft, his entire gun safe. But that means I'll be unloading around 15 steel guitars, and while his primary (and nicest) one will not be going to someone we don't know, that's still alot. That's probably more than the total number of steel guitars in Reverb right now. Steels aren't exactly cheap (most are vintage by 2019 standards, all of his were vintage long before that...) and the goal is to make sure my grandmother is good financially while putting these things into the hands of someone who loved music like he did. A couple old family friends and I will be asking locally, but beyond that its likely Reverb. Does anyone have steel specific experiences regarding selling? It's quite niche compared to other things. (And wounds are still pretty fresh, I almost snapped at someone about moving a pedal steel in his music room before my logic brain stopped me...) Now, there are deeper mysteries afoot. When I'm there next, I'll be taking pictures of my (late) uncle's Hagstrom bass, to try figuring out what happened to it before I fix it, and while it's just as likely his Mustang (which was his favorite electric since he bought it in the 80s...) was stolen as lent out, I'm pretty certain it may be gone regardless. Anyway, any steel specific advice would be appreciated. He didn't really talk about what to do with his music stuff once he was gone. In closing, the suddenness of his passing was unexpected, because he was still playing out each week or more often until about a month ago. Whatever you do, keep gigging, for your loved ones sake.