Thanks AOL! I was so excited by that one little bit there it's ridiculous (then again, I was pretty depressed before this, so it wasn't going to take much to get me excited.) I measured the pieces and cut some strips about an inch wider than that, thinking that would be good. So far, it's working.
I did go and try to do the next piece....but after getting the first two pieces in right, I realized I put the wrong piece third, then realized it didn't look right if I put the RIGHT piece next, and found out I'd flipped my first two pieces. Doh! Ok, time to quit for the day and make supper now!