So as expected, I went into work, wrapped up in a cool and efficient manner, all things necessary to efficiently shutdown my portion of the government. Several people commented on my humorous automatic out-of-office reply which made reference to my preference of taking unpaid vacation days rather than cashing in on earned comp-time hours. It doesn't matter, other than in principle. My guess (based upon nothing other than guessing) is that this will be short lived.
And then there is the stuff that needs to be done outside. Oh, if you only knew how much needs to be done, whether my knees want to or not. The jacuzzi needs to be cleaned, I have a wood pile that needs to be sorted and moved, and I have a bunch of junk not suitable for donation that needs to be recycled or burned or discarded. Plus, I think I'm going to move a fence. My weedeater is loaded with string and the blades on my mower are only a few cuts old, so there is always that.
As Tone Loc might say, Let's do it!