I just spent about two hours trying to get my layout to work the way I wanted it to. I think it was Einstein who said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, but finally, for some unknown reason, the same thing I kept doing (recommended by all the internet sites I was looking to for help) WORKED! Apologies for the run-on sentence. Yay! I can now get on with my blog life.