Richard, that is a nice location for the flag pole, looks great there. I also have a ranch house and would do a flagpole with a light, the only problem is I have LARGE oak trees all around my house and would detract from it, except in the fall
[quote="offcoursey"]I have a flagpole story....
We hand dug a 5'x5'x5' hole and had a bunch of people and a long rope to pull the pole into place then hand mixed 80lb bags of concrete until the hole was full.
WOW, I would hate to guess how many bags that took, I remember their were trucks that would sell cement by the yard.[/quote]
I remember those trucks! There was just something about hand digging and hand mixing the cement that made it fun... felt more patrotic.
When you hurt from the digging and mixing, you have to think how our military personel feel when they are doing their work or the victims of 9-11 and it wasn't so bad.
I know it was a couple of skids worth of cement. Those funny looking cement trucks sure can make mess of a yard too!