If you've noticed that this blog was MIA for the last few days, I had been fooling around with a 3rd blog, then decided to discard it -but- I accidentally deleted THIS one. Oops. And I had no backups, shame on me.
Blogger Support to the rescue - "Karl" was able to restore all my posts going back to Jan 2005. All the more impressive, considering that this is a free service provided by Google.
Thanks to Karl and all of the Blogger Support team.