Social life revived

Last night our local pub re-opened after around two months of renovation work.  At the beginning I asked if Ash could go and take photos as he really needed a focus to his days so  he's been going up every day and has got to know the workmen really well.  Last night we went and joined the throngs eager to see the transformation and, for the first time in a very long time, Ash left me and went to chat to people.  All of those workmen were there and everyone was greeting him like a long lost friend.  All of a sudden he had his confidence back.  He chatted, laughed, made jokes and was suddenly just like his old self.   What a wonderful feeling for both of us.