In this question, I included a lot of detail that turned out to be unnecessary and misguided.
The first responder helped me realize that I was over-thinking the problem, and I accepted his answer.
I think the question might have value for others, but only if I completely rewrite it without all the extra garbage I included originally. The edits would amount to essentially a complete rewrite and might make the responses appear out of context.
Is it acceptable to totally overhaul a question after accepting an answer?
Note: I found a possible duplicate after posting, although my issue is more about fixing a question vs. improving it. I'm open to deleting this question if appropriate.