I was just going through my posts and saw that I never provided a followup to this question I asked.
I realized that for whatever reason, the Editor, or at least the version I'm using doesn't play well with Windows Safari. Went over to Chrome and all worked great! haven't tired IE or FIrefox yet, but it's not a big deal. I'm probably in a small minority who uses Safari on Windows as their default browser. And I doubt that anyone over at Apple loses any sleep over making sure the Windows version is all buttoned up.