Well, it's been 24+ hours and no further responses from her. I thought I made a decent recovery, but I guess not. I think the distance thing is really working against me. But not much I can do about that. On to better endeavors.
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry." ~Hemingway