It’s no secret that the government shutdown of 2018/2019 is far too long, having far to large of an impact, and is just overall ridiculous. We watch every day to get the latest information only to find out that nothing has changed. And, I’ll be honest, as terrible as it is what our country is doing to its employees, we didn’t really think it had much of an impact to us. We don’t work for the government, we don’t rely on food stamps, and are just overall incredibly fortunate for our situation amid all of this chaos.
**Update:** As I was posting this article to the blog, I heard news of a 3 week stop-gap bill that will allow government agencies to open temporarily until a final budget is put in place. This is fantastic news and will greatly impact the lives of many in a positive way. However, please keep in mind that while things are on their way to being put back in order, the National Parks are still in disarray and this shutdown will potentially have impacted ecosystems for many many years to come.Read More