It turns out that it worked out pretty well. We did our flight like normal on the way out, then he had his "solo" on the way back. In reality he didn't really solo because the IP was in the back, but he was not being graded on the flight. So, in conclusion, I went through the entire first block of formations in 4 days and should be starting the second block next week. After that, all I have left in the program in RIs (radio instruments). This is where I get my instrument rating.
Potentially, I could be done by the end of February but more likely is the middle of March.