Donco - I am on the site a lot, and have not seen anything about the site closing.....might I ask where you saw it?
Also - it seems as though you have not allowed comments on your blog. There is a box you may have accidentally checked at the bottom of the compose window under "Advanced Options" that would cause no comments to be allowed. There is an "Edit" option in the upper right hand corner of your own blog window where you could uncheck that. Then hit "Publish" to get it back up.
You told quite a story! You have so little control over what life throws at you - you CAN control if you smoke or not!