I finally broke down and had the fine folks at SixApart install and cofigure Movable Type for me. The knuckles at HostOnce couldn’t be bothered. Not really anyway as they told me a few times that it couldn’t be done, then a few more times that, yes indeed, it could be done. Of course, they didn’t really offer up any tangible help. $40 well spent as far as I’m concerned!
Now the big trick will be to port over three years of Blogger entries into Movable Type. It should be a piece of cake no?