I decided, after a day of screwing around with trying to fix my domain name, to transfer it to another registrar. It's not Typepad's fault that the registrar cannot figure out what is wrong. So, for now, I will be writing but the site (www.chgochick.com) won't be viewable using that domain name. It's fine - the people (er person) who actually reads my site has the direct link to it.
Jumping through these hoops to try to figure out what's wrong has made me reconsider writing on an online site. Back when I first started blogging, it was 1998/1999 and it was a fun thing to do. It's still fun, but with 2 school aged kids, the time needed to write is limited. Add to that the fact that I still keep a paper journal; one where I can write what I'm really thinking and feeling without having to re-read what I wrote and re-think whether or not I want the Internet to read it.
We'll see what happens. My life is about to get so much more complicated. I have faith that it will straighten out and everything will be better.