...I need this buyer to buy my house!
We countered the buyer this evening and asked for an answer by tomorrow. This still won't let us remove our contingencies on the house we're buying by Thursday, but our realtor is going to ask the seller for an extension in the hope that he will want to take the chance of selling to us and not having to put his place back on the market. We are at the end of our rope here. And I just ate some cheese.
(Don't worry, I'm going to the gym tonight. How many extra minutes on the elliptical will it take to erase those cheese calories?)