My friend Melisa emailed me today and said, "Why can't you be Simple Steve instead of Debbie Downer?" I laughed out loud.
And then I thought - she's right. There are simple solutions to every problem, and the solution to my "problem" was to simply close the door last night and leave it alone. This morning I walked in and to my surprise, it was not the disaster I thought it would be. I took some time with the laser level, and perhaps it was the angle I was sitting last night, or the long day I had before laying the tile, but I had no real problems.
So, sorry for the venting, but thank you for the warm compliments and gentle shoves to keep going. It's going to look great!