now it looks like the house does have termites after all. the sellers thought that since the previous treatment had a lifetime warranty, the company would honor it and treat the termites for free. unfortunately, that company was bought out. the new company cares not for old promises from the seventies. so the sellers will have to pay to have it re-treated. fine.
however, the seller's realtor is on vacation until Monday night, so nothing will be able to move forward until that point. our realtor is convinced they will pay for this and everything will progress as usual. she urges us to make an appointment with our mortage guy and get our mortgage. she also said it should be fine to give our landlady our month's notice, but I am not doing that until I have some much more definate answers.
so I am just about at my wit's end. "just don't think about it," said Chris as he drove off to play M:tG for the remainder of the day. yes, sure, I'll just not think about it as I sit here alone, doing nothing, for the next eight hours. that shouldn't be a problem at all, what with the way I have absolutley nothing to do BUT think about it. no problem at all.
this was a lot easier when I didn't have any hope left.