While drifting around in the Bloggeries, that is to say the Bloggeries forum to be more exact. I came across a comment to a thread made by Sadie of "Sadiessay-so" blog fame. I left her a comment complimenting her on the blog template she was using , and she was most kind as to send the template code to me.
This new template has three columns as compared to the fairly standard two-column blogger format. I am only now just beginning to play with it and customize it, mostly experimenting with the width of the two side bars to determine what will fit where---am also familiarizing myself again with the "My Space Layouts" site which offers a ton of animated graphics.
Anyhow, I wanted ya all to know I have this new blog, which I have cleverly named "OLD DUDE SAYS---", and should ya care to see the new template and what I have done with it so far (only had it a couple hours)---here's the URL: http://olddudesays.blogspot.com/