Thank you, alchymyth.
I've been noticing a lot of people are saying to use a child theme. I have very little knowledge of how to do this. I find the help pages from wordpress to be very overwhelming with information. What they claim is as supposedly "simple" is very complex for me. I use FireFTP but am unable to open and edit the php files (someone said that is because FireFTP isn't a real client?). Thank you for the link though. Unfortunately it already sailed over my head :\ I'm a very visual person and have been trying to locate youtube tutorials so I can see exactly what I'm supposed to do. I struggle with written instructions.
What I have been doing is going into the editor on my dashboard (under appearance) and I guess make "manual" changes, though I have been copying the original codes and saving them in a textedit file in case something goes wrong. That seems to be working so far... but I'm guessing that is a band aid solution until I have the knowledge to use an FTP client.
I do use firebug but can't highlight that little bar. All it shows me is header id="branding" role="banner", which is just the image... (shruuuug)