I'm pretty proud of myself - I managed to drive myself, Kath and the puppies to and from Kath's sister's house, just outside of Syracuse, without any difficulties. It was the first time we used our Zipcar account, and it worked out pretty great, actually. Normally, driving in NYC is pretty intimidating for me; maybe it's just because we live in a very accessible part of Queens, but it was 100 times easier than I thought it would be. The Major Deegan was a little hairy, but it could've been a lot worse. At any rate, I feel a lot more confident now about making future car trips out of the city - or, really, even in the city, should that ever come up.
That's it and that's all. Work beckons.