No, I'm not dead - just didn't take my blood pressure this morning. I had packed away my sphygmomanometer so well yesterday that I didn't want to take it out and have to put it away again.
Made excellent time on the return trip. Got to the exit for the Throggs Neck bridge in 17 minutes with nary a slow down and then BAM! Traffic was jammed up on the Whitestone Expressway. Took me 10 minutes to go one mile. Was deep in the heart of Westchester County within an hour. Thought about taking the scenic less-traveled route home, but I knew I would want to stop and stretch my legs and gas up and there are very few opportunities to do that on the Taconic so I stuck to the main roads.