As many of you know, AE is attempting to move forward following Brian's passing. Please read this message before continuing or commenting so you will fully understand what is going on and what our intentions are.

Finally, we would like to specifically address this community and convey our thanks for your respect of our need of time to fathom the unexpected tragedy of losing Brian. During this process it has been a major comfort to us to read your comments about him: the high esteem in which you held him both personally and professionally is very much appreciated, and your expressions of the outstanding caliber of his work and the ethical and joyful manner in which he conducted his affairs has served as a great source of pride and solace for us. And it is with this passion for excellence of Brian's in mind that we assure you of our desire to explore how best to continue, as practically as possible, the availability and betterment of his products.

Thank you,
Brandon, Gary, and Carolyn Watkins
Thank you for this post. I have it stickied for now. I do hope you don't get inundated with a lot of questions while you sort things out. Much appreciation for your family's very professional manner during this extremely difficult time.