@ronald, the "currently true/false" indication is just the state as currently viewed in the KM Editor. This is NOT be relied on to determine how it would work when the macro is actually triggered/executed.
Nice to hear from you @JMichaelTX !
The reason I posted is that my macro was “running through” the pause action and I could not figure out why, until I noticed that it had suddenly set itself to currently true. After clicking a few times on is down is up, it reset itself to true and the macro worked.