I have over 30 yrs with the government, 22+ yrs with the US Coast Guard. My husband is retired military and a DOD employee. We’re comfortable, paying cash for our son’s community college, 4 cars, fun vacations.
Yeah, joke’s on me.
Week 1 feels normal since I was on leave. However, we tell our son that his Christmas present is his community college tuition.
$10 Sephora Play box
$12 * 3 passes, $36 a month.
I took my Planet Fitness membership down to the basic $10 a month. I was a black card member at $20 a month.
We have a $25 a month car wash membership for our Audi that we bought used in August. That’ll get cancelled around the 20th.
We’ll cancel Sling TV, $35 a month.
We couponing and shopping at Aldi & Lidl instead of Harris Teeter.
Home improvements? No new flooring and paint in the kitchen any time soon.
My Beetle? Still waiting for the @USAA_help adjuster to return my call.
So here I sit, in a Hello Kitty bathrobe watching CNN.
That memo along with the OPM templates asking landlords to forgive rent by doing odd jobs was absolutely bonkers.
I think about getting a part-time job but by the time Bed Bath & Beyond could train me I’d get the call to come back to work. Waste of time.
Some think this is a vacation. Vacations are fun; this isn’t fun.
Spouse & I compare notes, “I didn’t spend any money today.”
My Fitbit loves me. I’ve logged almost 50k steps since Sunday.
And our pantry has been overhauled and is looking quite organized.
Had to ask my mom what day it was. I only have an inkling due to our son’s work/school schedule.
Nothing new from the Commandant since he sent notice that active duty members weren’t getting paid Jan 15.
LAPSE OF APPROPRIATIONS UPDATE FOR US Coast Guard Units in (location).
Civilians in receipt of furlough notifications that have expired shall not report for duty during this lapse...
I also heard a nasty rumor that furloughs lasting longer than 30 days are considered RIFs. Any #furloughed HR specs out there? What does this mean?
Oh, and Lara Trump can go fuck herself.
Spoke to a USCG warrant officer today. Poor guy is driving Uber to bring in money.
5 weeks off...sigh. And with this I’m unpinning my #ShutdownStories thread.