So the two major orders that came through ended up to be scammers. Thanks to my former boss who was willing to help process one but I ended up not needing to. I also allowed myself to ask for clarity on where I stood with him and he cut ties with me.
Very sad day. Necessary, but it was for the best. I will always look back on my connection with him with fondness even if he doesn’t want me as a friend.
Time to heal.