So, I switched out my webhosting from AT&T webhosting to A+ webhosting. Getting my wordpress up was a bit of a pain mainly because I kept screwing up the install. A+ tech support was actually quite helpful getting me up and running.
Then wordpress did an interesting thing where, no matter what you do it would switch the themes back to the default. Change theme folder to default and everything was hunky-dory.
So, I’m back in business. New webhost, new site and new aspirations for front end engineering.