So this is what happened next.
The day after I waxed sentimental about working with Amy, all hell broke loose with my business. I did what I could, but only one person on Earth could quickly fix the tool—the person who built it.
"Help!" I texted Amy on Friday. No reply. On Saturday, I texted her husband. "Is she around?"
He explained that Amy was spending the weekend at a silence retreat. No talking, no cell phones, no nothing.
You know you're engaged in a seriously flaky activity when your husband follows up his description with "I am not kidding."
I briefly entertained driving to the retreat with my smoldering production server and screaming "AAAAAAMYYYYYYYYY!" until she capitulated. It'd be more likely that she would turn to her fellow mutes and point accusingly at me. See?