well it worked pretty good, but there is more work to be done. Thing is I love my top graphic and do not feel like loosing it, but I need a new theme and structure around here. The update broke all my links to other blogs, my blogroll (bottom of left column). It is because the tiga theme I use has not been updated to WP 2.0 or above. So it might get a little funky around here eventually.
EDIT: well apparently I was able to salvage this theme. The proxy server is keeping me from seeing the changes, but I bet it is working now. Just need to add all my links back. That might take a bit.