HMTL Block won't load


I’m trying to set up a new HTML block on my site homepage and it’s not working. I’ve done this before many times with no problems, but now it won’t let me get beyond selecting the block filling. As soon as I select “HTML block” from the Block Contents drop down list it hangs the page. I can’t refresh, cancel or do anything else. I have to close the page in order to get out of it.

Of course the help desk wants a level 2 price to fix this, but I’m sick to death of paying them to fix things I didn’t break. I’ve done no updates to the site for months, I haven’t done anything to my server either.

Does anyone have any ideas what could be “spontaneously” causing this problem? I don’t even know where to start looking.

I’m also getting this when I login:

Fatal error: Cannot use string offset as an array in /home/jodib/public_html/var/compiled/admin/%%E4^E42^E4252AD1%%mainbox.tpl.php on line 41

That started about the same time as the other error.

I’m on version 2.2.2.

Thanks for any help. I’m frustrated beyond belief with this stupid cart right now.