I think it's more of them saying - What did you (me) do to it. I think they know I touched the wrong "button" and I broke it. The server is hosted some where else, but I have total control over the server. I can actually hurt myself all on my own :-)). The @@servername doesn't match my actual machine name/computer name. From what I've been reading, @@servername should match because it is what defines my local server to everyone connecting to the SQL server.
Does that make sense? I think I need to do a sp_dropserver to get rid of the server name that doesn't match, followed by an sp_addserver to change the name of my localserver to what does match my physical computer name.
Thanks again for your help.