The Bellaire homeowner fighting to keep her house away from the wrecking ball is now breathing easier.
Sonya Shreve went before a judge Monday morning, and while she didn't get a long term answer, she did get some extra time to state her case.
Meanwhile, the house at 4172 Harrison Street looks better with each passing day.
Shreve has been working on it, and she's delighted with Judge Jennifer Sargus' ruling.
The judge said that Bellaire village officials will inspect the house in two weeks, and she scheduled another hearing 45 days from now, to check on the progress.
"Actually, in 45 days I should be living in this house or very close to it," says Shreve. "I've got a lot of people wanting to help me, and they're behind me and they support me and they want to help work. They just didn't want to do it until we got the green light. And now today we got it. And now I know my deadlines and I'm a lot less stressed."
Shreve said she hasn't been able to eat or sleep well all summer, because of the village's threat to tear down her house.
The inspection is set for Aug. 20.
She says a local church, with several construction experts in the congregation, is volunteering to help work on the house.
She says she hopes the two-story frame home will eventually get a complete reprieve.