Is there no end? Their correspondence has a semi-hysterical ring to it, and their plans make no sense. If I just do what they ask, it will not actually solve their problems or help them or assure me the situation is moving towards closure. The situation remains volatile, and an exercise in pure misery.
I am currently planning to never work in this field again, and certainly never as a self-employed person where I have to deal with the legal and accounting aspects. This project lasted 7 years, which is an eternity in software. It is surely and definitely time for me to seek any new opportunities in any field as far from this as I can get.
I have 1.5 months left at the part-time maternity leave position I currently hold – another gig involving statistical programming, data mush. I am fantasizing about a basic landscaping job. I think I could use a sabbatical away from desks, computers, etc. A summer mowing lawns sounds positively therapeutic, as long as someone else owns the business.