Is it my breath?
I checked the forums on my host, and folks are running Mint there and loving it. I ran the test scripts and all was well. I bought Mint, did the config and loaded it up, and now it can't connect and the test scripts don't complete anymore either. Sigh. So I've posted on both the Mint forums and my host forums, and hopefully will have an answer tomorrow.
It's just amazing to me how specialized the computer world is. Hardware vs. software, of course, and then inside my world of software, my expertise doesn't translate to understanding of "web stuff" at all. Honestly, I know I'm not stupid, but this "web stuff" kicks my @$$ on a regular basis.
Turns out I was having a fight club moment in that I was kicking my own @$$. Got my passwords mixed up. Duh.... So anyhow, now the MO and I are minty-fresh with pretty new statistics. I'm looking forward to the silly search terms. That's always been my favorite part of site stats...