However, as a government employee I'm feeling pretty discouraged. I'm going to be furloughed, with no assurance of pay, through no fault of my own, along with some 800,000 other federal workers. I'm trying to stay positive but it's difficult at times. It's hard to spend your summer away, protecting other people's home and property from wildfire, and then feel like nobody cares. I've even seen people's comments on Facebook saying they are glad the government shut down, or telling us we should be happy we are getting a "vacation."
I'll be back soon with a happier post. Time to spend some time in the mountains.