Will post more later. But I'm here and all is well. It ended up being a really long drive (7.40 am in Ann Arbor to 7.40 pm here in Minnesota, and there was that whole gaining one hour thing), so it was nice to have rest stops for stretching and lunch with friends in amongst all the driving.
On the plus side, I listened to a bunch of my backlog of This American Life podcasts. Man, I love that show. But I'll be glad to get through the backlog so that I can start enjoying other NPR podcasts too.