So my indeterminant months of hell has now spread to my colleague (well the one whom I work closest with anyways). It looks like we're going to have to re-write our job descriptions to match more what we actually do. I just hope this ends up reclassifying me to a higher position (I know, dream on!).
At least my manager is beginning to realize that we need to hire a third person for the team, something that I've recognized since day one, but was unable to qualify how or why. Whether or not it actually happens is another story, but a manager that's at least trying to make things better for us is already pretty good in my books. Especially with the way things work around here.
Now I'm trying to figure out what path I want my career to take. So many things to think about. So many other-people's-messes we have to fix.