My son spent the night with us last night because he had an early interview at a nearby diner this morning. After he got back from that he started calling various agencies listed on some literature he had gotten from the ER the night he was detoxing, including two or three sober living homes. That's all pending (and depending on if they will work with him on the rent while he's underemployed) so we'll see how far he pursues this, but it's a start. He also left to go to a couple of places to put in job applications. At least one is an hour walk for him. That might have been my cue to offer to scrounge up money for bus fare but neither my husband nor I offered, and he didn't ask. Around 2 he came back from wherever he had gone to help us get out the Christmas decorations and start getting things set up while listening to our favorite Christmas CDs. He's gone again, to the library to use their computer to apply at a few more places, maybe going somewhere else as well but I'm not sure, and then coming back around 6 or 7 to help us set up the tree we bought a couple of days ago. It's been really pleasant having him around last night and today, and the interruptions and distractions while I was trying to work were minimal, so no complaints there either. (Of course it helped that my husband was home today so he could divert some of that). Will this last? Maybe, probably not. But I'm enjoying this moment as this moment and hoping for more moments like this going forward.