The three column template used here comes from Webtalks. (The link is repeated at the very bottom of the page as well.) I've wanted a three column design for some time, but hadn't bitten the bullet because when you go to an externally designed template Blogger deletes most of your widgets. I've restored some of the widgets, added an almanac/weather feature, and made minor changes to the Blogroll. Now that I've got my own domain/webspace, perhaps I'll consider moving to whole thing to WordPress or some such. Time will tell, I guess.