for now I am abandoning my translation attempts for now, so I decided to make this part of my site an explanation of the French/English translation at the top of each of the pages on this site.
The translation is done via freetranslation.com, though they dont know it... it took me an hour or so of trial and error to find the exact URL. The translation is alright but not great, on the other hand its quick. The worst thing about it is that sometimes using it will cause the images on the site to read "This image hosted by Tripod" I'm not sure, but I believe if you wait a few seconds to click ok when the alert pops up it lessens the possibility that this will happen.
If you would like to use this translation system E-Mail me and I will send you the code.