So I decided to bite the bullet and migrate this blog to my own URL. This could have been a seamless transaction if everything moved correctly. First off, exporting and importing size limits on XML files from WP.com to a WP.org based blog are limited to 64k. My blog files were at least 250k and try as I might, I could not break up the XML file to reduce its size. Therefore, a little bit of cut and paste, adjusting dates, and an hour or two has the blog running like it should on its new home KraftyKeebs.com
With a little tweaking over the next few days, I hope to improve the experience and possibly the aesthetics. If you have time please give me feedback or suggestions! Thank you again for visiting.