Moved onto Part Time status at work after 22 months, much later than I'd have wanted but I'll take it - even if the new extra shift isn't when I'd like it to be.
Additionally got proof my work is still remembered and actually IS valued. Big visit at old restaurant, Aust CEO, resulted in them asking for me for a morning's work - hadn't been there in 12 months and having been gone for 14 months I know they'll have their own weekend maintenance person by now but they wanted me.
Finally starting to smooth things over with my friends, it's been a long rough road for all of us but I'm so glad they've stuck with me and that I've stuck with them. Thank you so much guys for everything you bring to my life.
Dad's condition has sort of stabilised. There is no longer any indication that the infection/sepsis is still present... but cause he's diabetic a rare complication has emerged where the bones in that foot have started to separate so at the moment he's in plaster to try to stop it getting any worse. Why they don't just go in, wire the bones back in normal position then close it up and put him in plaster I dunno though.
Also finally starting to get little 'lines' (I tend to think it words not images) for writing forming in my head again, it's been a long time since that's been the case for me.
So, basically, things are on the up