I received my visa yesterday. I highly recommend¬†China Visa Service Center. They helped me over the phone very quickly and easily when I had questions about the Visa Form. Total fee for regular service was $128 which I mailed off 8/10 and received back 8/18 to their San Francisco office. I believe this is fair to not have to drive back and forth to San Francisco twice to pick up my passport. It can take 3+ hours to drive a little over 100 miles to the Bay area and that’s not including tolls and parking.

I guess I’m ready to go. I’m constipated, pausing, hungry, have migraines, anxious, excited, happy, scared, and worried.