I woke up this morning and checked my build and it was fine! Either I am getting better at this, or I am just lucky, but it build in the first try. However, I have a new issue with ssh. When I get home I will update this post with the error message. But until I fix that, I sadly cannot remote in and continue my work.
I learned something new yesterday about overlaytmpfs while setting up alpine that left me so stimulated that even now I am still recovering. I am going to write a simple script so that I can setup a small persistent overlay for work on an openwrt device.