Short answer is I got locked out of all things google. Long answer is too complicated to explain without giving out a lot of personal info. Basically someone stole my account info and did some nasty stuff. Grrr. Most everything is now fixed but in the process they messed up some of my BlogSpot stuff and I'm having to carefully read all of the drafts, etc. blah, blah, blah.
Thanks for the thoughts from you all at my extended absence. I couldn't even post to comments to let you know what was going on, that's how upside down everything became.
Give me another day or two to fix the mess that was made and I will be posting regularly once again. Some folks have waaaay too much time on their hands.