Thanks to oblivion1970's manly muscles (see, testosterone has its uses!), and generous assistance from dsseven and earlofgrey, and the employment of much sake, we (read: Anthony and I) managed to get the heavy stuff that needed to be out of the house, out of the house.
Many many thanks to all of you.
After, there was sushi, and of course, more sake. A pleasant end to a stressful day. Everything is better with sake.
There is still much here, much to be sorted out, but it's all stuff I can haul by myself.