Well, Haloscan is up and working properly.
As a result, of course, all the old comments from Blogger don’t show. Sorry about that, but as Haloscan doesn’t seem to be subject to spam, it has got rid of having to use the word verify feature in Blogger which I know irritates a lot of people (including me). So that’s a plus.
Thanks to BillyD and a few others who encouraged the change. I did try making the change a few weeks ago but it didn’t work the first time. Tried again yesterday and this time it ‘took’. I could try to recover the comments from Blogger archives but unless my few readers think it’s really worth it, I’m not sure whether I’ll bother.