I Worked all day and night, but finally got things set up. I still have a few problems, I'm sure they are related to me going the template code and adding tweaks and twists. I added the tabbed view widget By Hoctro. It is pretty cool, and cleans up my upper side bar. Then I had to go in a change the size of the two lower side bars. I also added a three column widget section at the bottom of the page. I need to figure out how to make my elements center themselves in the widgets though. I'll be working on that for some time.
My first priority is to figure out why the template is not allowing me to set up paragraphs with in the post. It's driving me crazy, and I'm sure it's something I did, that make's it even worse. So I have a lot more work to do.
I do like the cleaner look, and the colors seem more inviting to me. I don't know why but I just seem to like these colors. The picture in the header was taken with one of those cheap cardboard panoramic cameras you can buy at most service stations. It was taken in Ouray Colorado, from Ophir Pass.
I think I'll keep trying to tweak the blue Jeans template also. If I make progress with it, and change up come of it's layout features, it may make a comeback. Who knows what will happen, someday I may have a professional set one up for me, just the way I want it. Until then, I guess I will have to immerse myself into some XML and Java to figure everything out.