I'm a sad panda. I've gotten the index page of my weblog to look like I want - http://www.forwardmontana.com/thinking/, but when you look at any individual post, like forwardmontana.com/thinking/index.php?p=5, the Search, Other, Meta, and Footer all fly up behind my scroll box. Now, I could just take my posts out of the scrolling box, but it fits with aesthetic of the rest of the site and I don't really want the weblog to be that different.
Oh, and I realize my coding is sloppy, I'm a politico who is dabbling in design and I do a lot of experimenting. Sorry 'bout that.