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Government shutdown

So, for ridiculous "reasons" we won't go into, the U.S. government shut down on Tuesday. As a contractor, my funding is on a calendar year, not the fiscal year, so I'm not affected. Our secretary is furloughed, but otherwise the effects are:

The commissaries are closed. I had to think a long time about where I could get my groceries at a comparable price. I ended up going to tried-and-true Pancho Villa's across the street. The meat and milk prices are still way more than the commissary, but cheaper than the large chain supermarkets.

Parking at work It's there. Even with both the RONALD REAGAN and CARL VINSON at home.

Army Reserve is impacted Drill weekend has been postponed two weeks and may not happen this month at all. We'll see. I don't mind; it's another two weeks to keep losing weight. However, my old unit is doing their best to fuck me out of September's drill pay, and the Inspector General's office is closed so I can't file a complaint against them.

I was thinking of going to Arizona this weekend, but after talking with Steve we think it's better to keep the $200 I would spend on gas. He's coming here next week for an appearance at the Court of Appeals, and he'll be here for six days.


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Oct. 4th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
I don't know if there is one close to you, but you might want to check out the prices at Sam's Club. For the duration of the shutdown, anyone with commissary privileges will be able to shop at Sam's Club without a membership and without the normal 10% service charge for non-members. You will just need your military ID.
Oct. 5th, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
The nearest one is La Mesa. I have a membership at Costco and don't use it much. Pancho Villa across the street from me is filling the niche.
Oct. 4th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, but at least the golf course at Andrews AFB is still open! Priorities! :v

Edited at 2013-10-04 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oct. 5th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
It is funded by the user fees though, just as the military gyms are staying open because they are funded by MWR and the Exchanges are still open because they are either Navy Exchange or AAFES.
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