Dave, you have me rolling on the floor laughing. I know totally what you mean. The guy that built the site is in India and I am hosting it with EukHost.com (based in the UK) While it has been tons of fun doing it, it has not been without its frustrations.
I now suspect that the server that it resides upon is out of space and cannot store any more banners. I just negotiated for a server (based in San Jose) with 400 times the space and will hopefully move the site there (you notice I said hopefully...VBG)
This is all a learning curve for me and I suspect the reason that the guy resented his clocks being used here was because of limited server space.
I appreciate your sticking with this. Really, I do! As a committed Mac man I often have to put up with things that work with Windows but not with Mac, and I thought this was one of them. I believe you are correct - the UK site has run out of space.
And so I anxiously await the San Jose server......