Well the trip back to Jersey was interesting.
Wound up with a nasty sunburn on my drawing arm (the car had no AC so we had the windows open) and had a tire blow out while going 75 mph on 95 north in the left lane. Everything turned out fine though. Only seems to be cosmetic damage to the car and the garage that picked us up was 20 miles north and was the only place in a 100 miles that could put a new tire on the wheel.
Been working on unpacking everything and settling back in.
Next step, find a day job and work on new portfolio pieces.