Hey Ken, That's a bummer of a story. I too would give quite a bit to be able to have my Grandpa's tractors from the farm.
I kinda have to sell this one due to small pocket book and limited storage space, though my wife actually would be okay with me keeping it. I have a soft spot for projects and I went a little over-board last winter by purchasing 3 beater tractors, including this one. The market here in Central MN is strong enough that I thought I could justify buying them, keep one, but sell the rest and break even on parts + purchases. We'll see how that works out, but I sure had fun with the project and I brought back to life another N which is well worth it in my opinion.