Well, the iPod is fully operational again, and has been for a week or so. I got the new drive in and once I installed it, and reloaded the software everything came up as normal. It took a good 4 hours to load all the music back on, but now that I have it back I’m feeling whole again.
The car window was replaced last Friday, and I’m actually counting this as a blessing. The window had apparently been replaced before I bought the car, and replaced badly. There was rust starting to form under the windshield, which could have seriously jeopardized the safety of the car. The technician, Parish, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and explained every step he took during the repair. He requested that I stay during the repairs so that I wouldl be on hand to see any problems, if they cropped up so that I would know he didn’t cause them. He also gave me pointers on what to look at in the future to tell if a window has been replaced poorly.