The good news is that we have a verbal agreement on the new house....and the landlord has agreed to all points. So, we dodged a bullet and we will in fact most likely be moving into the new pad mid-December. Nobody stole it out from under us.
The bad news is that I came out of the house this morning to head to work and the car was gone...missing...vanished....
Talk about being panicked...my car stolen (turned out no but story for tomorrow)! I can report that retrieval is still in progress (and it is about 11 pm) but it has been located.
What a saga...check back tomorrow for the full story.