When I started this blog nearly eleven years ago, my intent was to share trading ideas and charts. Given the tens of thousands of posts that have taken place over that time, naturally some other content has entered the picture. Although I tend to keep my personal life rather private, I do like to share chunks of my life that I think are interesting and, possibly, instructive. This is one of those times.
It’s amusing to me that this is a tale that’s never occurred to me to share. I often worry about running out of things to say, since I’m not sure how many times I can successfully dip the ladle into the water barrel of my pathetic and tragicomic life and draw out something worth sharing. This story, however, occupied about a year of my existence, and although I haven’t planned out what I’m going to say yet, I’ve already decided this is probably going to require two posts to get through it all. So here goes: