Government Shutdown – October Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights Meeting Cancelled

With the U.S. government shutdown, many people are feeling the effects, many good people are just left in limbo while congress can’t agree to fund the government. For myself, the first direct impact, as minor as it may be, is that our ship model meeting on Saturday had to be cancelled. Our meetings normally take place in our workshop which is on national park property. That’s not that terrible as we could always find another location to meet. But, the worst part is that we are barred from entering the park to get to our stuff in the workshop.

Luckily for me, I don’t really have much I keep there. Also, I have all the tools I need at home, so I really don’t need to use the shop. But, some of our members are working primarily on projects in the shop and also have their model there as well. So, until things get worked out in Washington, we’re stuck.

Hopefully, things will get worked out soon.

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