Hey I'm getting a little of the delmma. I can not determine for that existence of me the way i would set the positioning of the text to become a certain width without moving the look too any ideas? http://s72956.gridserver.com/dev/

I am not able to load your sandbox site, however the first factor that involves mind, is setting the "position" aspect in your css

.text {position: relative; width: 100px;top:0px; left:0px}
.pic {position: relative; width: 100px top: 0px; left: 102px}

Again, I can not call at your problem, so I am just tossing this available.