Yes, indeed. Impacts on me:
- My wife works for an organization that operates a federal facility on behalf of the NSF. She is on furlough. (actually, even worse - she has to work on a project that's deemed essential, but she's not going to get paid this month if the money from the NSF doesn't flow before payday. Yes, she will probably get back-pay, but that doesn't help when this month's bills are due!).
- ...and lives in housing that is owned and operated by the agency. So there is no trash collection, and if anything goes wrong she's SOL.
- Oh, and our daughter's daycare is also on-site. It is being run privately out of someone's house during the shutdown.
- Processing of my green card application is on pause until after the department of labor is up and running again.
- I am hiring a researcher with funds that are partly coming from NASA. Some of the money is in my account, but the next payment is expected in a week. Fortunately, some of the money for that position is coming from another source, so I can pay him for about 6 months before I need the NASA money, but if that weren't true it would be about 1 month.
- I have grant proposals under review from both the NSF and NASA. The review process is on pause and no one knows how long it'll take before we know whether we can do research next year...
- When I teach, I regularly make use of things on NASA websites, which are not running so my students have to listen to me instead of seeing examples.
So, yes, this is hitting my very directly in a lot of ways.