"Max" is a heroic dog story, more or less "Lassie Come Home" with guns, explosions, and drug dealers. It has plenty of reality check problems, but it is still fun and heartwarming. And then there is the fact that the two "evil" Rottweilers (as in, owned by the bad guys) were named "Draco" and "Loki", and "Loki" was played by a dog named "Odin". I got a good laugh out of that.
I visited my father on the 25th; he is making real progress, and has at least some hope of going back to his apartment, but the road is still long.
My shoulder are improving slowly. VERY slowly. Someday I will get another good night's sleep. I WILL.
My work situation has shifted. The partner I have been carrying for the last seven months has been dismissed, and change is in the wind. We shall see.