I awoke just after midnight, and haven't been able to get back to sleep.
Because, since just after midnight, we've been living in ANARCHY! The government is shut down! How can anyone POSSIBLY rest at night without the omnibenificent government beaming the soothing rays of SLEEP from the orbital mind control lasers????
No, wait. That's not it.
I'm coming down with a cold is what. Nasty sinus headache. If I'm lying down, I need to roll over frequently to keep all the gunk from accumulating on one side and building up pressure.
And, once the rest of the world wakes up, I need to run down to the appliance-parts store (not a federal agency), see if replacing that relay turns the icebox back into a refrigerator, pick my parents up at the airport (air traffic control is supposed to be working) and return them home, and settle in with some chicken soup. 'Course, if the refrigerator fix doesn't work, I also need to go refrigerator shopping, 'cause having a working refrigerator is one of those modern niceties whereto I've really become accustomed.
Update: Stocks up on government shutdown! As a one-time colleague observed: the stock market is always down ahead of an election, due to uncertainty; after the election, it bounces back, regardless of who won. (Hasn't worked that way lately, but back in the day it was generally true.)
Update 2: When I went to the grocery store for ice, my dollar bills still worked. Also, my parents' flight fell out of the sky in a controlled fashion, wheels to pavement and all that, just as if the world hadn't come to an end.