And glorious she is. Her name is Angie, and she writes at:
and she is a GENIUS! I sent her the saved template and she got it all back for me and I still cannot believe it!!
There were two good things about the other template: 1. I did like that color; sort of a pea soup green and 2. They had a drop-down menu for the blog archives, which I think improves the look of the page, immensely.
Maybe someday I can have that and still maintain my old links and badges. I am just so indebted to Angie, not only for her expertise, but also her willingness to help.
Other people who bent over backward in giving me advice were Claude, of : http://covonline.net/ and also Carmi, of: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/
The niceness of all you guys on the web and on blogs will never cease to amaze me. You have restored my faith in the milk of humankindness!