I saved the xml file for my old blog layout in case this is a disaster, but any time you change your template all the widgets are lost. I'll see how many I can get back. Looks as if my categories may have gotten lost too. Bummer. This will look kind of weird for awhile but hopefully it will get adjusted so things fit.
I learned most of what I needed from elque. I hope the puzzle pieces hold together and the arms don't end up under the feet, etc. If you get a weird view on your computer, let me know.