The red balloon is down
Happily, it didn’t cause any damage.
But Ron Blair, assistant director of the Division of State Facilities, said it seemed to have dislodged from its longtime spot and floated up against the “Resources of Wisconsin” painting at the top of the dome. Balloons can damage the painting, but it wasn’t up there for long. Gusts of air carried it off to a nearby smoke detector, Blair said, where he recovered it. The balloon, which has a peace sign on it, was still somewhat inflated, he said.
I liked my solution better, and it wouldn’t have risked damage to the painting.
I’m just glad the balloon came down before we had a Nena revival.