The pro forma work of preparing for shutdown is dutifully underway. What gets done and when and how is pretty much all laid out in protocol. Every agency has its own routine. The work itself is dull and emotionless, but I can’t say the same for what is inside the folks doing it. But note that the logistical work involves very few people. Most folks go about doing their work, and there really isn’t a lot of planning to do. When something shuts down, it shuts down. You don’t do alternatives, you don’t do contingencies, you simply shut down.