Well, I think the world wide web is a pretty safe place to document my latest web development fiasco.
I thought the first session was a little bit rough, but this session session was a little bit more rough than the last. Apparently he found someone else on Upwork and invited them to work on his little app, as well. So, all three of us got on Google Hangouts, and I spent the whole time trying to get dotenv to work while the other guy was doing a bunch of fancy stuff with the code. I guess with dotenv, it looks for variables in a file called .env. This was obvious to everyone but me. It took me forever to figure out why the variables in the file named default.env were being pulled into the environment. I guess they put that default.env file to be helpful, so that anyone downloading the app on Github can just fill in the right variables and rename the file.