Ah, good. After a couple of months' inconvenience, I am home to something close to my original format, plus I seem to have recovered my sidebars. Not sure how much has changed: my problem was that I couldn't figure out how to post or edit, and that can be a problem for a blogger. I think I've come up with a workaround (you just go to the main Google page and select "Blog). Now maybe I should also work on the typeface--somebody taught me once that sans serif is too much of an eyestrain for text.