I've arrived at the conclusion, after much angst, that my new "reader friendly version" of the story was unmanageable. As much as I tried, I could not get the HTML errors out, and every time I tried to correct the format, more HTML errors returned. Therefore, I have gone backwards a step.
In order to read this opus, which is much like Moby Dick, except lacking its beautiful prose, social relevance and plot, one must scroll all the way down to the bottom, read the first post, scroll back up to the second post, and so on.
If you make the effort, I guarantee it will either make you laugh, or say "What is wrong with this person?" Either way, it's entertainment!
God bless you all.
And, I must add, Burty, R.I.P. My condolences, davids.