Well, if it's any consolation I didn't come along until you'd made the change to your narrative, so it read flawlessly to me.
I'm always heartened to read confessions of similarly distracted mechanics. I feel no less of an ass, but quite a bit less isolated in my assedness.
Glad you made it back safe and sound; good job on the fix and much credit to les habitantes.
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