I never knew that :: "PENDING" is such a great word. :: But it really is!
That's a technical real-estate jargon word that means "If all the stars align correctly and a certain person gets off her butt and collects the water sample and delivers it to the health department on schedule and if the chimney inspection works out fine and if the ruttin' sky doesn't fall THEN THESE FOLKS WILL GET TO BUY THIS PLACE!!!"
Fingers drumming. Toes tapping. Glance at clock, check email, drum fingers, tap toes again.
Thanks, Jim, for snagging the photo for me. (What a great guy!)