Well after being "this close" to being ready for my CFI initial ride back in February and then getting stuck with some winter weather and getting to start a new job, it became unrealistic for me to finish at that time... So now that I've settled into my new job and can be more flexible with my schedule I was able to go do a few hours of prep and finish my endorsement. Just spoke with my inspector and we're doing the practical on Tuesday morning. Seems like a nice guy and very straight forward. I've got nervous energy but I'm pretty confident on the material as long as I dont have some mental block. Really looking forward to this, one of those goals I've had since I was about 17 years old and I really do enjoy teaching and hope to make an impact on the general aviation community here. This is pretty much the limit of my aviation career ambition so teaching isn't just a time builder for me. I've got several potential students lined up, but first things first. Will be doing a bit more studying this weekend of course and try to get up in the Cutless at least once more so it's fresh. Wish me luck!