At 10 a.m. on a Wednesday, Pam Kaler would normally be at work.
But this week, she was at home and not reporting for duty.
As a non-essential employee of the Department of Defense, Kaler has been furloughed.
"I was totally shocked yesterday. You've done it again to people who love their jobs, show up every day, give their 100 percent, and this is what you do to them?" she said.
This is her second furlough, which could put her behind in bills and a mortgage.
"No eating out, no movies and no extra treats for the dogs -- which they're really not liking," she said.
But Kaler says her biggest problem is the divided Congress, which has put her in this position.
"You're grown men and women. You're being paid big bucks to take care of America and make decisions for the American people, and you're not doing it," said Kaler.
In the meantime, Kaler's son plans to help her financially while she finds the strength to get by.
"I had 20 years in the Navy, made me strong to handle it," she added.
Other local residents are feeling Kaler's pain as well.
At the Defense Supply Center in Whitehall, 50 people are on furloughs right now.
At the Ohio National Guard, about 1,000 technicians have been furloughed.
Dozens of people who work for the Wayne National Forest have also been asked to stay home.
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