The blog will be intermittent today while I upgrade and reinstall. The comments may have been the victim of someone <innocent look> not paying enough attention to space limits. When the migration took place, the less than 1MB I had left meant something had to give, and the comments were the weakest link. Goodbye!
One of the good things that will come out of the upgrade is that since I will be using MT 2.63 I will be able to start using trackback (as soon as I figure out how to use it).