This is my little digital journal from the government shutdown. Today is day 7 (Wednesday Oct 9th), not counting the weekend. Click here to see all of my government shutdown journal entries.
Today I got up at 9am and got caught up on my Facebook news feed. Then I ate a couple breakfast burgers and got dressed to leave the house.
I went to a friend’s house to help them with their home renovations that they’ve been working on. I spent a couple hours rolling primer in the kitchen and in one of the bedrooms. Then I cut and installed some kick panels in their kitchen. Then I removed an old ceiling fan and installed three light fixtures. I really didn’t need any payment for my work, but my friends bought me lunch at Mr. Submarine, here in Titusville. It’s a great local joint and I highly recommend it for a quick and inexpensive lunch or dinner.
Then I came home and showered and then went to another friend’s house for a couple of hours for family life group. Then I came home and promptly remembered that I was supposed to drop by the grocery store for some critical items that we had run out of. So I hopped back in the car and took care of that errand. Then I took the garbage and yard waste to the road.
After that, I spent an hour or so designing and drawing out a circuit that I plan to build soon to be driven by my Raspberry Pi single board computer. I’ll talk details about that project in a separate blog post soon. Then I caught up on my Facebook one more time and now I’m writing this blog post. That’s pretty much day seven of my unplanned furlough slash vacation.
My to-do list had 25 items on it last night when I went to bed. Tonight it now has 24 items on it. So I only got one official thing done today, but unofficially it was a busy and successful day for me.
What will tomorrow hold for this furloughed government employee? Stay tuned! 🙂