9:10PM: I clicked something wrong as I looked at the new Blogger interface and I think I've lost everything and am going to have to start all over. Nothing is the same. There is a green background, an old template, gadgets are missing. Panic set in. Tears. Frustration. A knot in my stomach.
10:30PM: Found an answer. Upgrade template. Wasn't quite sure that was going to give me all my hard work back. It did. Whew! Starting to get things back in order. Patience. This is all a learning experience, right?
11:30PM: Recovery is a sweet thing. You don't know how important something is to you until you lose it. I realized how important this work is to me and now that everything is back in order I am saving a copy of the full blog HTML code!!!
The good news is I am good at researching and finding answers. Yay!
Lesson Learned: Back up your code folks. ;->