Six trees in 2 weeks...gone

one of the smaller trees we lost.

2 downed cables of live wires going across our main walk to the inn.

Last Sunday at 6 a.m. I was awoken by my living room fall blowing out the window onto the floor.

A microburst is what they call them. My husband, who had been at our inn (right next door) getting breakfast started for our guests, came in and said that we had lost 4 trees and the live wires for the inn and restaurant were down again. Yes, the Sunday before we had another storm that knocked down the wires. It's been a ComEd couple of weeks.

This spring has been a doozy to say the least. We live by the Rock River (one block to our west and three blocks to our east) and it has been closed to river traffic due to the high waters. Luckily, our section of the village sits high enough up, that only the bottom lands get flooded.

We don't have problems with direct flooding or dry wells!

All in all, painting has been on the back burner for me. Painting for me that is. Yesterday, we finished the Lee County Juvenile Probation mural at the courthouse. Came out better than I thought it would. It got pretty sloppy at one point. Some of the children we worked with were a bit young or didn't have their hearts in it. But...in the end, with the help of a couple of the older kids and Mary (the leader of the probation dept.), we gotter' done!

More pics later.

Here is the blog I created for that project. I haven't loaded the last pics yet, because I've been so busy. Will try to do that today.
http://themuralproject2.wordpress.com