After almost of month of my comments being down, they are back. I'm still not sure if they will work properly though. Blogger/Google did something with their templates, so my Haloscan comment system was not showing up. After several back and forths with the Haloscan team, they couldn't help me. I was resolved to use Blogger's commenting system, turned on the switch and then Haloscan's commenting system shows up. Weird.
Anyway, my blog doesn't have a culture of commenting, so this really isn't a big deal, but it's nice to have the option :)