(See entry below for background to this post.)
I contacted the blog designer this morning about the comment system and she said that she can definitely get it moved to under the posts instead of in the right column where she placed it originally. However, she doesn't work on weekends so it will be a couple days before she gets to it. In the meantime, just carry on as usual with the old commenting system.
And thanks to Jodi for suggesting in the comments suggestion that everyone introduce themselves; when the new system is up and running, that will be a cool thing to do.
I have had a way too busy day and am happily headed to bed.
4 days ago