OK, I think it has been determined that our blog was changed to the Theme: Coraline. Unfortunately we weren't aware of it.
So I was able to put things back to the sidebar. The information was in Widgets.
The next thing is the Header on our blog. It is so peculiar now. When I go to Header under Appearances, it says "This will restore the original header image. You will not be able to restore any customizations." I don't know if our image is considered custom...but I assume that means it was not a selection that came with the theme. Is Original Header the one that came with the theme?
Does this take it back to the Cutline header, or will I lose what I have?
I don't remember exactly what was up there next to the image either, such as Home, etc. Are those considered part of the header too?
Also in the admin section, now the columns are not as wide so information runs into the next column from the first. Is there a fix?
Also many of the articles that were written are now poorly viewed and the format is all changed. The wording is chopped off in sentences
will we have to go back and reformat all of the articles on our blog?