Good News: My consulting client wants me full time
Bad News: There are "complications". They are not with the position, the manager, my location, or anything at the micro level, but rather a "high-level corporate issue". I know what it is, but can't say more than that in a public forum.
The good news inside the bad news is that if the bad news works out okay, the resulting position will have a lot more responsibilities than I first thought. The bad news inside the bad news is that the complications could result in them not needing me at all. The issue is supposedly going be worked out by the end of this week.