ah, darn. that's what i was afraid of. rookie mistake. it was going along so nicely, too.
oh well, i'll keep that in mind in the future, and so, a-frogging i will go...
thanks for your help! i'm so glad you're here for us rookies to ask for help!
ps- i appreciate your signature, too. "trust the pattern" is very wise. would've saved myself alot of trouble if i didn't over-interpret.