I have been flying in September, maybe a total of 8 hours, but no hood work. I have also taken the time to fly approaches on Flight Sim while tooling along in the online aviation world of VatSim. I at least got some good practice time and it's free, requiring no fuel burn in the wallet. I will post my IR written passing news next week after sitting through the test session. Any readers that believe in the power of prayer, now is a good time to add me to your list.
The plan as discussed with Brian is to knock out the test and hopefully finish up my oral and check ride prep this month and take the check ride in early November. Mary and I will be taking a week off mid October to enjoy some 'us' time in Nags Head, N.C. We hope mother nature is in a good mood so all will go well with our flight and some possible beach/pool time (strictly to work on the tan).