Extreme weather, including a heavy ice storm in December, along with many snowstorms, have caused a major portion of our roof to deteriorate, causing serious leaks and threatening our artifact storage areas on the upper floors. At the same time, wood windows, trim, and cornices also took a hit, and the 200-plus windows in the Patee House need to be reglazed and painted. Cost estimates for the roof repairs and wood painting project total $300,000. We have applied for a "Save America's Treasures" grant, but would be stressed to fund our share of the cost. We still operate our museums without any tax support. Our neighborhood continues to deteriorate since the nearby Mead Tablet Factory moved south to Mexico. The neighborhood, never pristine, has deteriorated, especially since the opening of Triumph Foods hog processor in St. Joseph. The neighborhood bank and two restaurants that served tourists are now closed. We are experiencing graffiti, vandalism, and recently a large plate glass window was broken in our carousel addition.