Huzzah! My study visa and Tim's dependant-to-my-visa visa have been approved! We can actually go.
Yikes. It's really happening now, isn't it? I think we'll be leaving September 12th. I'll book the flights in a couple days once we have our passports back.
(I phoned Tim at work when I saw that my visa had been issued and got him to check his e-mail to see if his had too. He didn't tell me right away but started humming "Hail Britannia" very loudly, so I knew.)