I got the results from the bank today. Modesty prevents me from naming a figure here on the blog, but the appraised value is vastly higher than I had dared hope for. Not only will we be able to refinance the loan without paying PMI, we have equity! Wooo!!
I guess all that primping and cleaning paid off. Or maybe it wasn't necessary at all, I guess it depends on your point of view. I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl though, so I'm going to choose to beleive that our efforts were crucial to getting the results we did. :)