I've been keeping my eye on the proposed government shut down since mid-February. I distinctly remember asking Drew what the heck we're going to do if the military was included in this shutdown. And he of course, reassured me that the military is an essential job function and it wouldn't include him.
I'm just saying ...
I'm freaking out a little. March 17 is the proposed date of shutdown. Military personnel, as far as I know, are required to work without pay until Congress can gather the appropriate funding.
I know there are ways to mitigate through this, and that I shouldn't really be freaking out until I get to that bridge.
But I'm an eternal planner. I dislike surprise. I dislike flying by the seat of my pants. I usually have Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I will 1) Be working a hell of a lot more at the Olive Garden [gag me] ... and 2) Making an inevitable "Mom? Dad? Can I borrow some money to get us through the month?" phone call
I'm just concerned about paying rent. And my sanity, because I basically work for peanuts at both jobs. But I didn't stress about it too much because hell, Drew's paycheck took care of everything ... and my income was really more like pocket change. And the cash that we threw into savings.
... I feel like I'm the only one wigging out. Is anyone else in a frantic state of mind??
If all goes well, I won't have to stress out about April 1st. But again: with the not liking surprise thing ... I want to be prepared if the not-so-awesome starts happening.