So, we went for our walk through this afternoon and it turned out to be RIDICULOUS. There was trash everywhere, her stuff wasn't out of the house yet, and all of the carpets were still filthy. We were really frustrated because we've given her ample time to take care of things.
We left angry and we called our lawyer. As it turns out, the lady has not been paying her mortgage and is about to foreclose on the property. IN ADDITION, she also doesn't have enough money to pay for closing costs such as lawyer and realtor fees, transfer taxes, etc... Because she agreed to sell us the house for less than she owes on it it's not like she can pull out any money from us buying it.
The final verdict is that we are not buying the house. After almost 2 months of planning on moving there and having our stuff all packed, the lawyers say that there is not sense in lingering. The house is being foreclosed on and apparently the whole process will take months to sort through. This could have all been avoided if the lawyers had done their research before we got this far into the process.
Josh is graciously letting us live here until the beginning of May. I feel awful because I know how excited they were to start moving some stuff in here and make it their own. I'm thankful that he's being so compassionate towards us! When we get back from San Diego we're going to start our home search completely over again and if we don't find anything by the end of March we'll be looking for an apartment.
It's so difficult now because we're packed up. Do I unpack or keep all of our stuff in boxes? What a big pain in the neck this has turned into! It figures that I took all of our pictures off of the walls today. I guess I should have waited a bit longer before I so zealouly prepared our house for the move that didn't happen.
I should take peace in the fact that God isn't suprised by this and that He's not up in heaven wondering where we'll live. He has the perfect house for us and before we know it we'll be settled somewhere. I guess we just have to patient and have faith in the mean time. This whole process has been pretty frustrating but I'm trying so hard to take away the valuable lessons that God is trying to teach me in this time of need. The next few months and weeks should be pretty interesting...