In hindsight the solution might be simple, but this was a quite serious issue before it was solved. I did not respond, but I believe I can speak for both Brian and Mitch that this was no bother whatsoever. This forum is here for issues exactly like yours, anyone with an honest question can come here and get an honest answer.
I wish I would ask questions more often; I have an urge to try and find things out by myself, however as much as that trains me to be creative and perseverant, it also hinders me, slows me down and makes me come across as a know-it-all, unwilling to take advice from anyone but myself.
“There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
-time for bed now