Sonya Shrives wants to fix up her house on Harrison Street.
The Village of Bellaire wants to tear it down.
In fact, one official has told her that the demolition crew will arrive to raze it on Monday, July 30.
But she won't accept that, and she's still fighting.
And the timing is sadly ironic.
Just as village officials say the demolition is days away, Sonya has received the money she needed to fix it up.
"Yes, I did," she said. "I got my loan. And the money's in. And I'm going to be buying supplies right away."
The legal battle continues.
And for Sonya, the stakes are high.
In eight weeks, she'll be out of her apartment in Moundsville, and she and her family will have no place to go.
"There are no rentals available for a decent price in the valley anymore with the pipeliners in here," she noted. "My granddaughter is starting school at the end of August, in kindergarten. Now with this money that I've got, I could have us living in this house."
Family members say Sonya has corrected all the problems cited by the code enforcer, and still has lots of time left on the one-year building permit that is displayed on her door.
Her niece says the village seems strangely insistent about this particular property.
"I think they had plans for this property that she's interfering with," said Maranda Ghent. "They don't have a reasonable reason for tearing this house down."
She says other houses in town are in much worse shape, some literally falling down, yet they aren't being treated with this level of urgency.
"This place is being maintained," said Ghent. "There are people around working on it every day. Those places are abandoned. So my question is, why is her house at the top of the list? Why is it so important when there are other houses that clearly should be torn down. Why is her house at the top of the list?"
As people drive by, they yell, "Hey, isn't this the house that's going to be torn down on Monday?"
And Sonya replies, "I hope not. I really hope not."