After months of setbacks (avionics issues), I finally took my IFR checkride and passed with flying colors! Not trying to toot my own horn, but the DPE was a fairly quiet guy and he said the flying was "very good" and it was "the smoothest checkride he has had in a while" I really studied my azz off for this one, especially since it was so drawn out. I might post a write up later, but for now I'm gonna relax. Maybe have a beer. Just want to thank my sponsors, Pilots of America, my wallet, and my dad. Thanks.