We've been meaning to do this for a couple of years, but we finally got around to installing a rain barrel.
In Chicago, one way to get a rain barrel is to sign up and get your name on a list at the Chicago Center for Green Technology. And then you wait and wait and wait. And then you are notified when you can pick it up. The CCGT provides you with a date, and that's the day you pay your $45 and pick up the reserved rain barrel. We actually tried to get a city rain barrel through the park district before, and that list closed in about 10 minutes. Anyway, yesterday was our pick up day.
And now we have our own hideous bright blue rain barrel. Yay!
I think maybe our daughters should paint it. . . .