No, you eyes are not deceiving you. Yes, I have changed the look of the site.
It started out by my trying to figure out how to add a separate archive page. But although there is much to appreciate about using wordpress.com (it’s free, they take care of the program updates/administration/back-end) I am limited to which theme templates I can use.
And as far as I could see, none of the templates had a separate archive page or which could be automagically created by dragging a widget to it. You could, perhaps, write your own program that might work, but that sure seems to be more trouble than it was worth.
So, after quickly looking at what themes are available, I chose this one (“Ocean Mist” by Ed Merritt (mahalo Ed), which has a drop down box in the right column for monthly archives). I’m not entirely satisfied with the new theme but it comes close to what I want. This will have to do until such time I can get my own server running.
Speaking of which, the motherboard/CPU that I ordered from Amazon was delayed. When I ordered it at the end of January, Amazon said it would ship in about five weeks. Five weeks came and went and Amazon said it would be another four more weeks. So, I checked NewEgg and they had it in stock. I went back to Amazon and canceled it and then back to NewEgg to order it there. The Intel D201GLY2 is scheduled to be here late next week.
Once I have everything installed and running I will begin setting up my own home server. This should keep me occupied for awhile. 😉