OP, you need to understand what Sale Agreed means.... basically nothing. You need to calm down the excitement, its misplaced at this point. By all means plan yourselves a big slap up meal the week you sign contracts and have champagne on ice for the day you get your keys, but until then theres a lot that can go wrong.
Also, expecting things in a few weeks is unrealistic. IMO its a 2-3 month process, assuming all is standard. Also, the last time I bought was roughly the same time period, summer months, and yep both solicitors headed off on holidays in August. Not for the whole month, but at different times, so effectively nothing happened that entire month.
We're Sale Agreed too - am basically telling no one outside of immediate family etc, because even from that small cohort, the congratulations are frankly annoying. We are not there yet. Congratulate us when we have the keys in our paws and no sooner.
We're trying to buy a house thats roughly 120 years old. Have had survey done which recommended further advice from roofing and damp specialists. Damp report wasnt great, but nothing awful, however the roofer has established that the entire roof covering needs to be replaced (slate and felt) so we're now back to the vendor, so its tense times. We've asked for the cost to be deducted from our offer...so that will likely go down like a tonne of bricks. We hope to be able to compromise but you never know.