Thanks for the kind words and for the help! I'm a complete newb to wordpress and all things website design.
I use chrome and used the right click "inspect element" option on my site to view the code, then tried to rearrange corresponding code from my wordpress dashboard's Appearance -> Editor -> Header page. So that is what didn't work.
Since you cautioned me with things to do before attempting to edit my site I'll address those prior to attempting the manipulation you suggested.
Custom CSS- If you mean the thing you pay 30 bucks a year for then no, I do not have this. I have been messing with the code to change minor details using the dashboard as described above. Is this an issue?
Child theme- I'm not exactly sure what this is, but I think it is a way to ensure your theme's automatic update does not destroy your custom modifications to the code??? If so, is there an easier way to ensure the same thing? I found a way to disable theme updates here , won't that work fine?