and...here are the other things I'm running into:

1. When the page loads the submenus are all layered and crammed together and showing...once the page fully loads they go away too, it just looks sloppy.

2. Submenu problems: I had to remove the
Code:
onmouseout="javascript:montre();"
on all the dd sections of the menu or else when you would mouseover the dd (submenu) it wouldn't stay open, it would flicker on and off kind of. Removing worked on getting the submenu to stay open nicely, but now if you mouse off the submenu it of course stays open, not a problem if a user continues to mouse around on the menu but if you are trying to read content on the page and there is a submenu hangin over it...well...need to fix that.

So here is my code:
Code:
<script src="../js/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="../js/effects.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload=montre;
function montre(id) {
var d = document.getElementById(id);
	for (var i = 1; i<=10; i++) {
		if (document.getElementById('smenu'+i)) {document.getElementById('smenu'+i).style.display='none';}
	}
if (d) {d.style.display='block';}
}




</script>

<style type="text/css">

dl, dt, dd, ul, li {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
list-style-type: none;
}



#menu {
	list-style-type:none; 
	margin:5px 0px 10px 0px; 
	padding:0; width:150px;
}
	
	
#menu dt {
	margin: 5px 0 10px 5px;
	left: 0px;
	width:150px;
	height:1.8em;
	z-index: 200;
	visibility: visible;
	padding-left: 10px;
	padding-top: 5px;
	margin-top: 0px;
	margin-bottom: 0px;
	color: #ffffff;
	background-position: left;
	text-align: left;
	position: relative;
	background-image: url(http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/images/puff.jpg);
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;	
}

#menu dd {
	position: absolute;
	z-index: 300;
	left: 140px;
	margin-top: -30px;
	width: 150px;
	border: 1px solid gray;
	color:#fff;
	text-decoration:none;
	display:block;
	text-align:center;
	width: 150px;
	
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
	border: 1px solid #660000;
}

#menu ul {
padding: 2px;
}
#menu li {
	color:#fff;
	text-decoration:none;
	display:block;
	text-align:center;
	background-image: url(http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/images/transparent_bit.png);
	background-repeat: repeat;
	font-weight: bold;
	border: 1px solid #660000;
	z-index: 300;
	background-color: #CCCCCC;
}
#menu li a, #menu dt a {
	color: #fff;
	text-decoration: none;
	display: block;
}

#menu li a:hover {
	text-decoration: underline;
	color: #000;
	background-color: #999999;
	font-weight: bold;
	white-space: normal;
	visibility: visible;
	display: block;
}

#menu dt a:hover {
	color: #FF99FF;
	background:#9900CC;
	width: 120px;
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
}


</style>




<!-- Menu  -->

<dl id="menu">
		<dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu1');"><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/index.php">Home</a></dt>
			

			
		<dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu2');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"> <a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/opportunity/opportunity.php">The Opportunity</a></dt>

*/added the onmouseout back to this section so you can see what is happening when its there online
		
  <dd id="smenu2" onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu2');  onmouseout="javascript:montre();"> 
    <ul>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/opportunity/owner.php" title="Owner Operator Information">Owner Operator</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/opportunity/largescale.php"  title="Information for Large Scale Entrepreneurs">Large Scale Entrepreneur</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/opportunity/international.php" title="Information for Large Scale Entrepreneurs">International Distributor</a></li>
	<li><a href="opportunity/homeowner.php" title="Home Owner DYI Kits">Home Owners</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/Calculator/incomePotential.php" title="Calculate Your Income Possibilities">Calculator</a></li>
    </ul>
  </dd>	

		<dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu3');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();">
        <a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment">Equipment</a></dt>

			
  <dd id="smenu3" onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu3');"> 
    <ul>
     
	<li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment/" title="SuperCompact Cobra">Super Compact Cobra</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment/" title="KaleidoCrete">KaleidoCrete</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment/" title="Mongoose 411">Mongoose 411</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment/" title="Sandroid">Sandroid</a></li>

	<li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment/" title="10ft Trailer Package">10ft Trailer Package</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/equipment/" title="14ft Trailer Package">14ft Trailer Package</a></li>
    </ul>
  </dd>

		<dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu4');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php">Business Packages</a></dt>
			
  <dd id="smenu4" onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu4');"> 
    <ul>
      <li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack1" title="">#1 $3938</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack2" title="">#2 $7990</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack3" title="">#3 $12,985</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack4" title="">#4 $16,490</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack5" title="">#5 $25,480</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack6" title="">#6 $26,795</a></li>
	<li><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/packages/packages.php#pack7" title="">#7 $56,950</a></li>
    </ul>
  </dd>
  
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu5');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/training/training.php">Training</a></dt>
			
  <dd id="smenu5" onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu5');"> 
    <ul>
     <li><a href="" title="">Seminar Dates</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Concrete University Info</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Directions/Location</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Hotels</a></li>
    </ul>
  </dd>
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu6');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/videos">Videos</a></dt>
			
  <dd id="smenu6" onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu6');"> 
    <ul>
     <li><a href="" title="">Seminar Overview</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Seminar Testimonials</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Trailers</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Super Compact</a></li>

	<li><a href="" title="">Mongoose 411</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">KaleidoCrete</a></li>
    <li><a href="" title="">Sandroid</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Concrete Resurrection</a></li>
    </ul>
  </dd>
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu7');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://concrete-gallery.com/" title="Photo Gallery of Decorative Engraving" >Photo Gallery</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu8');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/supplies">Materials/Supplies</a></dt>
			
  <dd id="smenu8" onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu8');" > 
    <ul>
      <li><a href="" title="">Stains</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Sealers</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Application Equipment</a></li>
	<li><a href="" title="">Specialty</a></li>
    </ul>
  </dd>
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu9');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/testimonials/testimonials.php">Testimonials</a></dt>
			
 
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu10');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/general/faq.php">FAQ's</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu11');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/general/contactus.php">Contact Us</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu12');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/request">Request Info</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu13');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://www.concrete-surfaces.com/terion/general/templates.php">Template Design</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu14');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion/general/downloads.php">Downloads</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu15');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="">Go Shopping</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu16');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://concrete-engraving-specialist.com/">Specialist Locator</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu17');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a href="http://groov-e-news.com/">Groov-E-News</a></dt>
			
  
  
  <dt onmouseover="javascript:montre('smenu18');" onmouseout="javascript:montre();"><a title="<?php echo "Add this website to your Favorites!!"; ?>" href="javascript:window.external.addfavorite('<?php echo "http://".$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']; ?>', '')">Add to Favorites</a></dt>
			 
  
</dl>
You can also see what its doing at the test site:
http://concrete-surfaces.com/terion

I'm so close to having it...these are two little fixes that are bugging me!

guidance much appreciated!
T.