I'm waving my fist in the air though no one except the kitties can see me.
Blogger did not like the last template I used - there was no way for me to get threaded comments. I tried several different coding options and still nothing so I can only assume the original writer of the theme broke some fundamentally necessary bits.
So here's what I have in the meantime. I'll work on sprucing up a new template soon but today I'm beat and tired of looking at code.
On the bright side I now have threaded comments which will make my life MUCH easier.