The work on our house, at least the work originally planned, should be finished before next weekend. Then we can buy and move in the furniture, but we won't be ready to move in yet because there is so much from the old place to move and so much to do there to ready it for the final inspection.
I harbor no illusions. There is no way we are going to get back our security deposit, particularly because it is not true, I have learned, that carpets in a rental unit must be replaced every 10 years and that the place must be painted regularly. We will end up having to finance that because without a doubt, this place is not in good shape.
Of course, the fact that the landlady would not maintain it doesn't help. It is, after all, mostly her responsibility to do so.