I finally found my counter, but sadly it started over at ONE. I was well over 9,750 hits. (since 4/29/10) blog started 2/5/10.
I also got my slide-show back and even added some of last year's art to it.
NOW I have to figure out how to get my play list back...any ideas??
Thanks again so much for all the help...going to a cached version(on google) of my blog was very helpful, SophiaDawn & Aisha, and anyone else who suggested that.