well it seems blogger has decided to make some updates and not ask my opinion on the matter.
they no longer support my web browser. therefore, i cannot see my post page to make new posts. i'm taking a stab in the dark at this one and hoping it works. but i will not be able to make any complex postings (with pictures and such) until i get this straightened out.
for now, we're in a holding pattern. i've got to get my house clean before i can sit down and mess with this.