HAPPY NEW WEEK!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week.
ANNETTE - I'm referring to this site as it was before the stupid upgrade.
STARTING NEW THREAD
Heather: Yes, it's 800,000 federal workers who are working without pay or are furloughed. However, that doesn't include the millions of contractors who are a critical part of the federal workforce (for example, IT folks, cafeteria workers, janitors, etc.) One expert estimates that at least 4.1 million contractors are now out of work. Contractors will likely not get paid at all, even after the shutdown ends. Any business that caters to federal workers or to tourists is also in trouble (for example, restaurants are going out of business). Tourism is collapsing because all the museums, national parks, etc. are closed.
Heather: Toe is fine as long as I'm not wearing actual shoes. Seriously, it's not that bad - just needs a few days. Our useless Congress did vote to pay everyone before they all bu**ered-off home for the weekend , but that will happen only when the shutdown is ended. I'm sure the banks and mortgage companies will have no problem going along with that - ha!! Meanwhile, the first two of a potentially massive list of Democratic contenders for President have already announced their intention to run in 2020. Heaven preserve us. I assume (hope) it will get whittled down fairly quickly. Thank heaven there's Brexit to distract me.....
We got a whole inch of rain last night. More to come this week. :-)
Oh, ANNETTE, I'm wincing at the thought of inflamed toe :-( Hope it is feeling better today....
I'm watching 84 Charing Cross Road ( again).Got splint on so this must be short.
Hope all are OK. I'm horrified at the number of federal employees who are without wages over there. I heard 800 thousand?
AQ: I figured that. Was just being goofy!
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