After several adjustments to the path of the archive.html file, I have finally hit paydirt with the correct path for viewing older messages. Many bloggers simply allow the blogger program to set all the paths for their blogs, I have to do it the hard way.
Thank you Jesse for reminding me to correct the path to the archives, otherwise, I would have either ignored it or forgot to correct it.
Now that the archives are running, the blog itself will start to change it's appearance. In the mean time, I'm off to Albertson's and washing clothes before work.