Hopefully this post gets through.
If it does, I'll post again later this evening with an update on the amusing episode that is my life.
[Note: PGP-signed e-mail posting is *still* not working for me. This sucks. I can verify that a copy of the e-mailed post I saved validates to my PGP key, but LJ spits back an error saying that the signature is invalid. I think this is the coolest feature that doesn't work that LJ has. ;-/]