BBA, Late in the day or not, you can always make someone laugh. Jeff, an antique? Antiques are priceless and so is Jeff..
Jeff, Glad to hear your son's cast is off. He'll be able to enjoy playing again.
I think you are right when you say that the WAS wants to be "friends" to lessen their guilt for hurting us. No matter what the reason though, you are a much different and wiser man than you were when this all started. Your W will notice but whether she ever decides to come back is up to her just as it is up to you to move on with your life.
You sound well and I do believe we all reach a point where we finally decide it is time to live again, with or without our WAS.
I think this calls for a celebration for those of us who have made it this far and have seen the reason to live again. So, who's hosting the party?