When Heather Dorn first heard about the possibility of a government shutdown, it seemed like a distant reality.
"Their was some concern, but no one expected that it may even last this long," said furloughed worker Heather Dorn.
Now after three days of furloughs she and her co-workers at the Gage County Farm Service Agency, which is part of the USDA, have no idea when they'll be able to go back to work.
"No one likes the uncertainty of when they will go back to work and that's the biggest issue for me right now is when will I go back to work," said Dorn.
As hundreds of thousands of workers feel that impact of this shutdown, Dorn remains confident that an agreement will be met at some point and that life will return to normal.
"We try to stay positive, we know that this is going to pass. We try to exercise patience in that. We're very passionate about our jobs, we have pride in our jobs. We can't wait to get back to work," said Dorn.