MattIM - Did you happen to try the "Reset on next launch" option in the "Settings" app? Not sure if this will help but its worth a try.
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Ooooh! good idea
Verily I say unto you: this forum is dah bomb! Brennb, you really should be an honorary moderator AND Alternative, you get extra stars!
Going from the clue that brennb suggested about the backup and taking alternatives' suggestion to reset in settings.
I reset my iPad and restored my backup from last Saturday. My restore brought back everything including Photobucket. I deleted Photobucket. Went back to the AppStore and installed Photobucket. Photobucket now comes up right away, no more waiting for it to get to the main screen.
This was a great lesson in the importance of backing up and synching the iPad. I really am very thankful to all of you, especially brennb and alternative. You all are brilliant!
Excellent! Persistence pays off!