...that I finally passed my private pilot checkride and got my certificate.
I finished all the requirements for the checkride except for two cross-country flights for practice on 18 July 1999. Unfortunately, the weather in New Jersey sucked on almost every weekend for the next six months.
I finally took a day off from work in early December, took my checkride...and failed a landing. (I was too far off centerline to pass, but otherwise it was a perfectly safe landing.) It then took another six weeks to take that one part of my checkride over, on 15 January 2000.
Someday soon, I hope to get back in the air. Probably this spring. But as any private pilot can tell you, life sometimes interferes.