item 1) - Mary found the part I need on eBay, so I may in fact be able to get the window fixed in the almost-foreseeable future.
item 2) - I also have some kind of flu, which would apparently contribute to the hip problem. Since my husband had this in November and it went on forever, I don't have much hope of feeling better soon.
item 3) - Son is not coming home after all. While I'm extremely disappointed, he has quite suddenly found a decent job, which is certainly the better thing for him. It may sound trite, but I do expect that prayer had something to do with that.