Update From Mack

I wanted to update everyone on my status this morning.  I am not ready to return to work just yet, and I am way behind on emails as well, so I apologize.  I was very close to my father and his death was unexpected, as he was very healthy for an 80 year old man, so this is a difficult loss for me.  To top this off, my wife has lost two sisters to cancer in the past 3 years, and my father passed on her birthday not 30 minutes from leaving her birthday dinner, so both my wife and my mother are taking it extremely hard as well, so please keep myself and my family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in our lives.

I have had coffee with my father every morning for the past 6 years before coming to the office, and today was my first day to go to the local coffee house where we meet each weekday morning.  It was difficult to say the least, but I am healing and may even trade some later in the week if I am not still so emotional.  At the very least, I will return to a normal schedule next Monday, or at least that is my plan for now.  If I am feeling stable enough, I may even try and trade later this week, but I am just not sure at this point, as you can not be distracted when you are trading, and you certainly can not trade if you are emotional, which I still am at this point.

I can not thank each of you enough for the comments, emails, notes and all of the outpouring of sympathy over the past few days.  It means more to me than you will ever know and I thank each of you for taking the time to tell me you care.  It has helped get me through this to be honest, so I am grateful for the opportunity to have such friends and I hope that somehow I have touched your lives in a special way, just as my dad has touched mine.

God bless and thanks to each of you!