Well, everything is working including all the plugins I was using.  Once I broke wordpress, I figured, might as well break my k2 theme as well :)  Thanks to Nathan for letting me know about the new version of k2.  Everything looks to be ironed out right now.  Let me know if you have any issues with the site in the comments of this post.

btw.  The upgrade really just improves the speed on the back-end and includes some cool features for managing the site.  But this also benefits you as the reader, since I’ll be able to work more efficiently with the tools that I have now.

Thanks for your patience with the update.