Because this is very hard!
The septic inspection failed. The drain field did not process all the water it was supposed to process based on the amount of bedrooms the house has. Currently there are only two (elderly) people living there. They have lived there as long as the house has existed, so the septic system has never been strained beyond two people. A four bedroom house would be up to five people (we’re six!), so we paid for an exra-special test to make sure the septic system could handle the added water burden. And it failed. $15-25k, people. Yikes! Not out of my pocket, though!
At this point, we’re bringing in our own people to give estimates on repairing the things that showed up wrong on the home inspection (chimney, plumber, electric, gutters). It’s a little weird to schedule my trades to check out their house, but it’s necessary for us to have good numbers.
Thus, the waiting continues.