Finished up around 5:30pm today with my oral and checkride. Everything went very well. Although, I started out forgetting to use the checklist for engine start and I said "ok, let's try this again". (And no, the engine didn't start because I didn't have the fuel pump on). I got it started and everything went off without a hitch from that point on. Probably the most difficult part was keeping track of my location and him sporatically asking "so where are we now". I would start by saying, "oh, I think we are north of Easley", etc. Examiner: "ok, point out were we are on the sectional". Me talking to myself: "hey dummy, use the VOR's and do a cross check!" Surprisingly, we started heading back to the airport after about 1 hr and 10 minutes. I was thinking, dang...did I tank some maneuver and we are just heading back because I'm not ready?? He had me perform some emergency procedures and a no-flap landing at GMU. He didn't say anything until I shut down on the ramp. Then he said, "so you still want to be a private pilot?". Me: "Um, heck yes!"....Examiner: "Congratulations!" Long story short, I was smiling the whole way home. Got it knocked out in 43.5 hours, 7 months. On to the instrument rating, I got my first lesson tomorrow. Wish me luck.