^They probably owe too much, MrG. And can't come up with the cash to pay off the note. That's my fear, though they've been in the house for 10 years, so it would probably be a second that's the issue. To be honest, it's not so much the owners that have me aggravated, it's the agent who appears to be playing games. The listing agent is a part-timer who sells houses after work, so she's not exactly A-quality. Even my agent was surprised at the counter, and she's made a few comments about how the listing agent seems to have some odd approaches. Yes. Been filling, hauling and throwing sandbags all week. (Tough on an old man's body.) It seems all the dikes are in place and to height, so now we just wait. We're supposed to crest Sunday, about 3-feet lower than last year's record level. While the flooding is classified as "major" or severe, we appear to be as well-prepared as we can be. If NOAA's crest predictions are right, we'll be okay. Several of you have pm'd me with good wishes; thank you all, for your thoughts. Yikes. I haven't been on much in the last couple of days, and I didnt realize you were potentially in harm's way. Best of luck - I hope you and yours can stay dry.