The good news, and perhaps only good news for me, from my perspective ... .. My site(s) is now fully "secure" meaning both my main site & blog are HTTPS compliant. I had let it lapse due to the fact that the type of SSL I needed had changed over time. And the expense to renew it.
I have no complaint with my hosting service other than cost. And support, or perceived lack of competent online support. But mostly the cost ...
So the cost of the SSL certificate I needed was %582 more if puchased through my hosting company than through a 3'd party company that I eventually puchased from.
What does that really mean in the end?
No more annoying "this site is insecure" warnings when visiting this website. A lot of effort for little reward!