I'd have provided an update sooner, but there's been just about nothing to report. It has been two weeks since we were last at the house, while the water heater was checked out along with the plumbing. So we requested the roof be replaced (that's been part of it all along), and now we asked for the water heater to be repaired/replaced. In addition, we've requested that a water softener be removed and the pipes be reconnected, closed off, or whatever needs to happen. Otherwise, we'll have a swimming pool in the crawl space. Not really an amenity we were looking for.
The seller/bank required two bids on each repair - the roof and the plumbing, so they've had those in their hands for the past six days (business days, that is). Apparently they were asking for some clarification earlier in the week, but that's all we've heard.
Our interest rate is locked in, but the lock ends in a couple of weeks. So we signed another amend/extend a couple of days ago, bumping our closing date out to coincide with the expiration date of our interest rate.
Now here we are in a holiday weekend (meaning one less day for the bank to sign off), with no further information. The listing broker thinks that this will all go through, but until it's in black and white, we just wait.
That being said, however, I don't have any reason to believe that God isn't going to put this together. He's already done some amazing things (see here and here). He hasn't given us anything else to look at or even consider. Even when we did try and look at a couple of houses awhile back, we knew that wasn't the direction we were supposed to take. He has us waiting on this house. Period. Even when I want to become frustrated or impatient, I really can't. Because I know that He is still sovereign, still in control, and still loves us beyond measure. So why would I flip out? Why would I try and figure something else out? This is the place He has us. Here and now. As before, all I can do is press in, pray, abide in and trust Him. And that's enough.