my account is unblocked. thank goodness!
after searching a million different things and trying a million different things....jambaloney sent another request to google, even though they specifically said not to send more than one request or you could screw things up, jambaloney sent another.
5 seconds later - if you can believe that?!?!?!?!? the freakin phone rang with an automated message from google providing me an access code that we entered and it unlocked the account. after all of the hours trying to get this sorted and spending all kinds of time trying to make albums and stories of my pics - when the account was finally unlocked i just had to go to bed. my nerves were shot.
jambaloney kept trying to tell me that either a person or a bot had tried to log into my account and was unsuccessful to whatever number of times that google has set before locking the account. i just felt that i had personally attacked and when i saw my pictures blocked but none of jambaloney's - then it really felt personal.
anyway, i still have not received an email or msg from google even though i sent several emails to them. and based on some of the comments i received, wordpress doesn't sound any better so i guess i will stay here. i will start backing up this blog and jambaloney is making me my own website soon so that i don't have to rely on blogger.
i honestly hadn't realized just how much i enjoy having this little blog!
i am sorry for all of the drama caused, and i thank each and every one of you for your advice and comments, which is will go in and answer right away. thank you all for taking the time to try and help! i really appreciate it!