Okay... let me look at it another way... I haven't done anything to either tree since I realized what I did last night. SSSooo... if I have to "blow up" the new online and the local copy, I will do so.
With that said... how should I redo this from scratch. My local file was exported to a USB hard drive. If I'm reading this right, I should restore a back-up, not import into a new tree... is that right?