I created a GitHub branch all by my lonesome. There's an assignment to update the To Do List project on Epicodus, and I wanted to keep things separate because the web page changes significantly. I rewrote the HTML in a copy of the file (so 90s, I know) before I made the branch.
I typed in what my cheat sheet told me to, and checked my account. There's the branch. I kept thinking I would get more files on my hard drive, but nothing was different. I was all confused and thinking something didn't take, but I I opened my HTML files and pasted the new code in and saved it, and checked the status. It changed!
I did my commit, checked everything was okay, then switched to my master branch. Opened the files. Old code is there. Everything's working as it should. I guess! My very first branch was someone else making edits and I just merged it after fixing the button that went wrong. This branch will stay completely separate. Learned more git commands today, back has been patted. Planning out the JS after I get the test out of the way. My mood's been funky and I need to turn up.
Lesson learned here: keep calm and follow the directions.
I need to delete that folder I copied. Old habits die hard.