FYI Federal Paychecks are supposed to go out Friday. There is a lot of talk about who is and who is not getting paid this week.
If you are going to engage in air travel next week, and there is still a shutdown, hold onto your butts and prepare for the worst.
Prediction: The gov't will be re-opened tomorrow after Trump declares a "STATE OF TOTAL AND EXTREME EMERGENCY, THE WORST OF ALL TIME, PEOPLE ARE SAYING, AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER, A TERRIBLE PLACE, INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE" tonight. The ensuing legal battle deciding the constitutionality of this little political stunt will take years to play out in the courts. He might get a little bit of wall in the meantime.
Update: I was wrong.