I could not sleep last night worrying about my blog. At 3 AM I made myself a hot chocolate, read a little and finally went to sleep after that.
So, we recovered most of my posts except the last 2 in Sept and a few in July. It took a lot of work so backing up is recommended. I just have to figure that out now. To think I caused this problem because I was trying to figure out how to add a slideshow ans it wasn't working right. That's when I inadvertently deleted more than the one post.
Posts for the last couple of months may look a little different; I may have to go back and do a little editing. At least I got most of the content.
Now, I just have to figure out how to properly back it up.