Okay, I'm set up in my new home. I don't have any real new posts set up yet, but I'll get there, eventually.
Anywhozit, the new home is at http://chezperky.wordpress.com
This will enable me to password protect posts on a case-by-case basis, as I see fit, which is the one failing of typepad, despite the fact that I pay for the privilege of using typepad. Despite all the improvements that they'er making to TypePad right now - this doesn't seem to be something that they're working on right now, and I'm tired of waiting, and I'm also not willing to password protect my entire blog. I've been there/done that and it doesn't work for me or my philosophy of blogging.
Thanks for hanging in there with me. I've appreciated all of your support over the last few weeks.