I sold the rest of my EPD Dec $50's today. Sold the first half yesterday. The overall play turned out ~break-even.
It's too bad I wasn't more disciplined about selling part of the position on the prior weeks' mid-to-high $54 opportunities. The distance to ex-div and corresponding hope of additional gains stayed my hand at the time. That's a lesson I hope to benefit from in future trades.
I am happy I stuck with at least some discipline though and forced myself to sell half my position yesterday even though it didn't "feel good" at the time (it was well after the day's highs). Now in retrospect of course, even yesterday's lows were great prices vs. having to settle for a lot less today.
Anyways, I'm thankful I lost a gain vs. losing principal, I know others haven't fared as well. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.