The IFR written test prep has been a huge weight on my shoulders. I got really close while I was doing my multi engine rating last year... But an overlap happened when I got close to the Multi flight test, and I decided to focus on that and let the IFR stuff fade. the Multi test got rescheduled 3 times over a month due to bad winter weather... and then I felt I'd lost IFR momentum, got afraid to face the test (as I had already failed it once - that was very demoralizing (I got a 60%, pass is a 70%) and then started traveling / filming again, and didn't touch those books for months. So I am basically starting over... again. Sorry to be whining, but this is the sort of thing that stops a lot of pilots from progressing, so I am going to be vulnerable to telling the story as I struggle to do it - despite the embarrassingly poor pace at which I am making (or not making) progress.
Ok - I expect to get at least one more post (likely a free / exclusive) out before the holidays - but if I don't - have a great one! Thanks for being a part of this thing!
And P.S. ALL $5+ supporters that joined before Dec 2018 should have your flight suit patch by now - I mailed the last of them out a week ago. SO - if you don't have them yet, please email me; Sometimes they get lost in the mail likely due to U.S. customs snagging them because I do not take the time to do paper work to declare them.