I put a note in my Google Calendar a while ago, counting March 1 as 6 months, so September 1 is my prospective liftoff. 6 months!
And I've got another visa. Well, it's technically not a visa, but I now have an Australian "ETA", which is what you need in order to enter the country. It's good for 12 months, so I can be there anytime between now and March 2, 2012. I'll be there in January. $20, literally under 5 minutes at http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/index.html.
Rock on, Australia! I am pleased with the ease of your visa process.
Anyway, 6 months. Exciting. It still feels like a world away (I have another entire job to finish between now and then) but it's getting closer. Hooray!