I don't know why I'm so stuborn that I have to do this myself. I want the freedom to change my blog backgrounds but I also want it to look good and read smoothly. Sigh!! I should pay someone to do this but.... If you scroll down the blog you can see that I'm making an attempt. I'm also trying to get my layout to work. Sigh! I follow the directions and then it says go to this or that page and I can't find it.
Later on today I finally figured out what to do. I needed to move up my gadgets after I had changed the layout templates. So I have carefully copied and pasted my button, my fellow blogger buttons and more.