It has been a hard week: On Monday I checked with the notair that we could, most likely close the sale by April 1st. He said that he thought that was fine. On Tuesday the seller declared her intention to close on May 30th because she has a second vacation scheduled, and is concerned that clearing out the 6000sqft house might take some time. (She just got back from Italy, which is presumably why she has done nothing for the last two months since she accepted the offer).
I said, “absolutely not”.
The day of the scheduled signing (yesterday), we compromised on April 30th! Then we drove through frozen fog for 2 hours to get to the 9 am signing, and arrived to discover that the Septic diagnostic had not come in, and therefore we would be unable to sign, until it does. Grrrr.