When writing a long post, always, always, always create it in something other than the web-based popup window supplied by Blogger.
I had a beautiful piece composed to walk you through my first English class on Tuesday.
I clicked "PUBLISH POST" and it may as well have read "DELETE ME".
I'll wait for the frustration to pass, write again and practice my "cut and paste" technique!
Until then, thanks everyone for your wonderfully supportive comments at the last post. It means a lot.
Turtle out. (for now)