Well, the site overhaul is coming along, but the mix of blogger tags with regular html and my basic knowledge of both is making it more complicated than I'd hoped. I've been looking at the source code of some other blogs, but I'm still not clear on how to put a banner of my own across the top. I think I just need to figure out which blogger tags need to get deleted. I thought I had it figured out, but it wasn't working so I think I'll come back to it fresh later.
Of course, if anyone just wants to tell me how to do this... well, that would rock.