I made the 480 mile journey back in about 7.5 hours. Got home in time to unload all my stuff and drive back north for my game, which we won 2-1. Didn't reinjure my ribs either, though they continue to be sore.
Right now I have two dogs passed out on the floor next to me. My friends who kept Viktor all week, Shane and Alison, left their boxer, Bailey, with me for the day. Viktor, I think, was not too happy with me last night, he wasn't affectionate at all. Today he seems to be back to his normal self -- he went outside while I mowed the lawn.