to offer, Brad. Thank you. Fortunately though, I haven't lost any images - I have the originals saved and backed up, plus as a paying member of Photobucket (albeit on the cheapest tariff) I have had a reprieve until the end of next year.
Since I won't be paying Photobucket's extortionate $399 annual fee for continuing with its 3rd party/hotlink service, over the next 17 months or so I'll be moving every image I have posted over the years to a self-hosting site. This is being paid for by the many generous donors to my sites.
Luckily I have the kind assistance of several volunteers in making this mammoth switch over happen.