Don't beat yourself up over it, Beboy. I think every one of us had the same thing happen, in one way or another. I once took the link and worked many hours before I realized that it wasn't even my turn. Look at the bright side - it's always easier to do something the second time!
Besides, I noticed a problem with the terrain reset that needs to be fixed before I can play it. I just hope neo can fix it easily! Otherwise, it will take a lot of work just to recover properly. So, I might be in a similar situation. (again)