11h Today was, in fact better than yesterday! I did some pairing with a few classmates and we all helped each other figure stuff out. I’m still not totally understanding ActiveRecord, but it makes a lot more sense than it did yesterday and I know enough in order to dig myself out of a hole when things break. usually.
Tomorrow is a coding marathon on more active record validations, testing, and associations. I am hopeful that will help cement things in my mind.