1) I did the online part of my visa application and got the necessary passport photos taken. It will go in the mail as soon as I get my next bank statement (which must be included to prove my financial viability).
2) I sent in my Transit Fees by international bank transfer and discovered that my bank has a horrible exchange rate.
3) I booked my flight to London. I will be leaving Charlotte at 7:00 pm September 2nd and arrive in London 11:35 am September 3rd. Transit starts September 5th.
Everything is starting to come together. It's very exciting! I have this week off so I will be packing and planning and organizing to my little heart's content. 9 weeks and counting!