I took him out for about 45 minutes to let him get used to driving Jade (the truck). He was pooh-poohing the idea that he needed practice, until I asked how confident he was at parallel parking a pickup truck. That he'd allow as how maybe he needed some practice on. (He did.) But it's all coming together.
Cuthbert's eye is slowly improving. I got all my shopping and running around done today. Ready or not, Africa, here we come.