Ack, I'm having blog background issues, as evidenced by the boring grey you see right now. Unfortunately my computer is choosing to work at an archaic dinosaur speed AND my patience level isn't nearly high enough for the amount required for dealing with blog issues.
Therefore, I quit. I'm throwing in the towel this evening and will deal with it later.
It is my hope that everything (the blog background and my patience) will be restored sometime tomorrow.