On Memorial Day the only plan we had was to hang a flag pole. It’s been a long time coming and I really wanted to display the stars & stripes on the outside of our house.
After thirty minutes of discussion (and when I say discussion I mean my darling boyfriend suffering through numerous shoulder cramps as he held up the flag pole in every possible position as I walked around the house to see it from every possible angle). We considered hanging it next to our front door, over the garage, over the front door, on the corner where the house meets the garage, even on the large oak in the front yard. Finally, we decided that the best place was the most simple…right next to the garage.
Installation was a snap. All it took was a drill and literally one minute to screw in the pole support bracket.
As soon as it was attached, the flag just slid right in.
The location ended up being perfect for us…it’s directly over the rose bushes (we try to stay away from those thorny things anyway) and it doesn’t block our motion sensitive lights or get in the way of us pulling out of our garage. Patriotism never looked so effortless. And I love the little punch of color on our colorless house. It makes me want to paint our front door barnyard red. Don’t be surprised if that happens. Jeremy – I’m talking to you :)
Now that is one simple $15 improvement that honors the men & women who have made priceless sacrifices.
And because it wouldn’t be a Bower Power post without a photo of Will…WaBAM! That’s his evil eye for all terrorists.
So now that you know one of the latest quick fixes here at the ABP home, I wanna know if you have recently made any improvements. Anybody? Anyone hang a flag or planning to for the fourth of July? Or maybe you already have a flag on your exterior? Where is it? Is it a decorative one or are you sporting the red white and blue too?