Life goes on.
None of the people in Congress lost any pay while the government was shut down.
In January we get to do it all over again. The blame game will go on and no one in DC is going to do anything constructive.
So I suggest that we all enjoy life as best as we can and don't worry about the sky falling.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Booked!