As you may have read in an earlier post, I was unable to use the import/export feature on blogger when I first attempted to merge the blogs. Well, that all changed late yesterday. When I only had twenty posts left to move, I decided to try it again and, sure enough, it cycled through without a hitch.
The only reason I can think of for the earlier problems is that I may have had a few photos that were not in jpg form and that was why blogger was rejecting my import. Thank you all for your patience!