Federal Workers Are Back On The Job But Normalcy Could Take A While

11:03 PM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Whether you missed out on a pay check or you missed seeing the National Zoo's Panda Cam, the government shutdown cost us money and faith in our government.

Charles Cranfield is the superintendent at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. While furloughed, he worried about paying his mortgage.

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Cranfield is now happy to be back to work but admits there is backlog. It will take time to catch up on things, especially maintenance.

He said he was worried about the rest of the staff during the shutdown.

Cranfield said, "I was thinking about the staff and everybody that works here and how they were doing. There was a lot of frustration involved."

Then there's Debra Seiler, a recent transplant from Pennsylvania. She was worried about getting a mortgage, unsure whether her FHA loan would be processed in time to close on her new home in Greensboro.

READ: Home Buying/Selling Stalled By Government Shutdown

On Thursday she told WFMY News 2, "We're moved in. We made it through, we squeaked by. We had the paperwork done, the signatures were done right before the shutdown happened so we were able to push it through."

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WFMY News 2, CNN, USA Today

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