I was rather amused that when we got there, the husband of the couple was hastily using 'goof off' paint remover to try to fix some of the sloppy painting on the woodwork and I noticed that many of the outlet covers had been put back in place. I did ask about the outlets and he said something on the order of 'when we painted and left, that was something we didn't get around to'. I still just find it hard to believe that for over 6 months they haven't managed to 'get around' to it.
We haven't made another offer, at the advice of our realtor, we're going to let them dangle in the wind for a while to think, and wait for them to contact us. I guess it really hasn't sunk in that the market has shifted since they put this house up for sale and it's taking them a bit to realize that they aren't going to get what they wanted. We did manage to piece together some information. Evidently, they bought some land and are living in a trailer there, waiting for this house to sell before they can build a new home on their new land. As our realtor said: if they don't come to their senses, it could be a really long summer in that trailer.
So, We're still in limbo- waiting for them to think a bit. We're still willing to go up on our offer but probably not as high as they would like. They said they're motivated, we'll just have to see how motivated they really are.