The view from Lynn Sweet's yard
"I never could get over how people in this town reacted to snow. I am convinced that infants born in Washington, DC, are taken from the arms of their loving mothers right when they are born into a room where someone shows a film of a snowstorm with shrieking and screaming so that those children come to believe snow is a mortal enemy, like a nuclear attack, because I have seen, for over 40 years here, people in this town go into a full-scale panic at the thought of a snowfall.
"We joke about it. Those of us from parts of the country that get snow and know how to live with it cannot get over how crazy the reaction is many times. But in fairness, this has been a heck of a snowstorm," said Durbin.
Durbin thanked Capitol personnel who came to work despite the storms and a message to the folks in the city. "This was a heck of a snowstorm. You had every right to be concerned. Some of the other ones, maybe not, but this one was the real deal."