Just a brief update to say that I officially have my Ecuadorian visa! I picked it up at the consulate this morning. That was the last "official" thing to take care of before my departure, so I guess now it's just a waiting game.
On a side note, I also went to a flag store in Kensington Market this morning and bought a giant Ecuadorian flag.
I'm flying down to California tomorrow evening and I'll be gone on vacation for 10 days. When I get back, there will only be 25 days until I depart for Ecuador! Life is exciting!