The house is sold! Well, subject to all those conditions and things, but we got the price we wanted, settlement length we wanted (90 days for us, 60 would have been INSANE) and it was easy. So yay. Now we are kicking back, Rubes is asleep, DrMr has busted out the playstation and is playing old games (it's the first time I have seen him use it in 4 years, to be perfectly honest) and I am eating reduced price cadbury mini eggs and throwing the foils on the floor with reckless abandon. Everyone picks their own way to celebrate.
It's also only taken 24 hours for the house to descend into disrepair again. I just tried to find a pick of "letting it all hang out", which was well... just wrong.
(finally, thank you all for the kind, kind words and support. It helps and I do love you for it!)