So here's what will be a necessarily cryptic account, until I can tell you the real deal and how it all went down, once it's actually resolved. This will be, what one pal calls ~riddle-y~.
Let's just say, if you mess with her, or her house, I'm not going to be happy.
What good is working from home, on your own schedule, and being one of the world's most tenacious shit-stirrers if you're not going to, occasionally, you know, stir some shit? So I dove into researching. If you're going to go to war over something, rule #1 is-- know what you're talking about. By the time I figured stuff out connected to this particular battle, (as is always the case), I knew more than I ever imagined I would about a topic I'd never given much thought to before.
Time to begin making my case.
There is this very useful tool now, that evens the playing field considerably. When you're doing research though, you still need to do actual leg-work too--- go to physical locations and talk to people in person. It's worth it though, and really good for the overall battle, because it gives you time to process everything and think of all the angles.
There have been times I've felt very angry about the situation that has sparked all this, and frustrated by others incompetence or lack of interest, and one day in particular that I felt like a mad dog snapping at the end of my leash. Luckily, ~partner in crime~ played it cool and I was ~mostly~ able to keep a lid on it. But I totally wanted to back the guys blatantly lying to our faces into the woods with chest pokes.
Now the hard part-- waiting. We presented our case, and have given the people involved the chance to be cool about this and step up and fix it properly. Either that will happen, or the war will go on to phase 2, which our opponents will enjoy even less than phase 1.