This government shutdown thing seems so very weird to Fiorella because she assumed stuff like this only happened in other countries, the ones with more volatile personalities, not in the good ol' staid U.S. of A--just as she assumed that volcanoes didn't erupt here until Mt. St. Helens blew its top off. Mt. St. Helens is recovering more quickly than predicted and Fio hopes the government will too. But both have concomitant losses, of view, if nothing else.