Well, many would argue there is a mess in Albany. Other would argue, this is the way it is every year. It's frustrating to feel like a pawn in the game of the state budget. The legislature voted for the budget extender which included one day furloughs for state employees, basically force a 3 day weekend. Who works, and who is exempt is a little cloudy. Who makes the decision who is exempt from the furlough, and who isn't is also cloudy. So, maybe I have a 3 day weekend, maybe I don't. While 3 day weekends for a few weeks sound appealing, having my paycheck reduced is not a heart-warming idea. Maybe at the last second none of this will happen anyway, that is my hope.