Ok guys, here's what JA had to say about the slowness going on.
Here's the situation...For several years we've been sharing a heavy-duty server with a business associate of mine who needed a fast server. Cost: $84/month. We split it 50/50. So our share was roughly $42/month.Last month the other guy backed out so we had to move to a less expensive hosting plan - aka not-so-heavy-duty server (that was the downtime). New Cost: $44/month.The web host has already told me we're overloading the new server and will probably need to upgrade (aka pay more). They're monitoring it now and will make a recommendation in the next couple weeks. Could be $55/mo, could be $69/mo. Could mean having to switch to an entirely new web host. Which would be a nightmare - lots of work to migrate the data.We'll see!