I think I've got a solution. I went to versiontracker, one of my favorite places and did a search for word processor. Third on the list was AbiWord, so I downloaded it and installed it. I had considered this option before but it only worked on 10.3 at the time and I didn't have it 10.3 yet, but now I do. Better yet, they've actually got it working on 10.2. It's free. It looks nice and so far, does everything I want. I used AbiWord briefly on Linux and liked it. It looks much less clunky than OpenOffice--even in Linux. I think I'll stick with it for a few days and make sure I like it, but it looks very promising. Mr. Geeky will be happy. Mr. Geeky is out being a true geek and building a Beowulf cluster.
My next step in this whole process is to clear the area and do some rearranging. I fear I'm coming down with the illness that hit the boys. I can feel it coming. I think I'll be able to combat it though. Knowing me, I'll just choke down some medicine and work. Then I'll crash on the weekend and won't be able to do the fun things I want to do. Isn't that the way it always is?