This is a follow-up to the previous post. You should read that one first.
So we made our offering, acknowledging our oversight to Wotan (whom I suppose has become my patron over the past year or so) and offering a portion of Irish whiskey to him in apology and another portion asking for his protection on our way home.
The omen was positive, and indeed, the three-day return trip went smoothly, and all was well at the house.
This plus the experience with Thor/Thunor during Sandy has gone a long way toward shaping my personal practice.