I maintain some nice PM holdings. I like the stuff and it comforts me to know my kids and grandkids will get something of value from me when I leave this party. I also have maintained that should some unforeseen act of God wreak havoc on my life that I could turn to my PM's for some immediate relief. So the way my overtaxed brain works is that I'll wake middle of the night with some pressing concern or worry and today this is it...... I have several times carried as much as $900.00 in PM's to my dealer buddy to free up some cash. But let's say the unspeakable happens and I need to liquidate a sizable chunk of PM's. Is it practical to think my guy would have the means to do a sizable crisis transaction like that? I suppose the reason I ask is that I am a habitual planner and like to carry things through to conclusion in my mind. It gives me the ability to anticipate alternate scenarios. And all I am getting to is this....... My guy is not only a dealer but my friend. Am I out of line to directly ask him this question? If it were me being asked, I would feel like I was being cased for some mischief..... Dang, sometimes my brain is my own worst enemy.