I'm with you - I'm trying to extricate myself for the MLPs with as little damage as possible and focus on AGNC, etc. going forward. Without pain pleasure would be less enjoyable. I just made that up and am trying to convince myself.
Best wishes to you as well Garbonzo! I may sell some Apple puts to make up the difference and then some. With Christmas not all that far away I'm not minding the idea of being well paid to insure somebody's PPS in Apple for the right price. :)