Wednesday, June 1, 2005
3:15 p.m.

After not getting calls back, I call Fiona’s office and her assistant says “well, how much have you heard?”
“Well, we don’t know how much brain damage she has, but she’s had a seizure.”

4:15 p.m.
Michael calls to say that the principal buyer (Sara) is in a comatose state. Apparently she had a seizure and is in the hospital.

4:40 p.m.
Michael already has a NEW potential buyer – a couple that lives in The Woodlands – just in case Sara backs out of the deal.

6:15 p.m.
The Woodlands couple loves the house and it is their favorite –they want to see it again Saturday morning.

Friday, June 3, 2005
We get the leak detection results from our future house on Woodthorpe – they estimate between $10-11,000 in repairs. Quote: “the bottom of the pipes on one side of the house is gone.”

Saturday, June 4, 2005
The wife of the Woodlands couple brings her mother – she thinks the house should be bigger (she lives in a huge house in Memorial) so it’s suddenly not their favorite. Michael is “flabbergasted” because they liked it so much.

Michael also confirms that Sara is terminating our contract – we should still get the earnest money from her now since it was after her option period. If she were to give the reason of financing the contract states that it has to be within a certain number of days as well.

We give up on Woodthorpe and back out before our option period was up. The sellers had agreed to pay for the plumbing, but we don’t want two houses at once.

Monday, June 6, 2005
We call the title company to check on Sara’s earnest money. Turns out she has a “stop payment” on the check. Behind the scenes, our realtor’s office had lost the check (5/19) and told Fiona to give the title company a new one. Michael found the old check (5/26) and gave it to the title company. It didn’t process until 6/6 that it had a stop payment on it.