Today is September 30. I don't know if the government will shut down. I don't know if we will receive our October 15 paycheck.
I am not worried about our absolutely essential expenses. Yet. That time could come and come quickly.
Our November embryo transfer is not an essential expense. And we're scheduled to start those appointments/payments/medications right before that potential delayed paycheck.
Bottomline, if our October 15 paycheck is delayed, the transfer must likewise be delayed.
*hissyfit off in the corner*
A general side note - the inadequacies of the government is forcing my husband to rethink the military as his long term career. His motivation has never been love for the government or the Army. The military has paid the bills and provided us reasonable health insurance. Could you keep working for an employer who doesn't know how or when it'll pay its employees?
And, a side note to the Army, if my husband leaves, you will be loosing a GREAT Soldier. Yes, I'm biased (I'm the wife, I'm supposed to be). But I also know what his semi-annual or annual evaluative reports say. And he is a GREAT Soldier.