Things are pretty upside-down in Washington right now.

With tour guides furloughed, the Capitol Building is quiet.

Only lawmakers remain.

Oh, and the contingent of reporters who track them everywhere.

They went to the White House.

President Obama walked out...

...and refused to negotiate.

The staffers are exhausted.

So is Speaker John Boehner.

Turns out it's hard to look awake in an elevator.

...unless you've got a friend.

Weekend work requires coffee.

...and a distraction.

Fortunately, a deal may be near...

The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
(AP/John Minchillo)