Thanks to a few of you, my woes with Semajic are over. Using the tab.ini and changing away from xp-style menues seems to have fixed the problem. Looks like I'm going to be a convert. This means I'll have a much easier time tagging posts because I can do it right from the post I'm writing. I can also, apparently, have draft posts and write when I don't have internet access. I'm still not comfortable with the spell check function yet, but other than that, we're doing fine.
I will have another post in a bit with links to the artwork on my cast that my sister did. I'm experimenting with the scrapbook feature to see how accessible (or lack there of), it will be. So far, it seems okay, but the upload's taking forever.