The Pirate flag flies!

I’ve been in my new house since August, with workmen crawling on the roof and under the floor most of that time, and I’ve had little to actually SHOW for it all since it’s mostly little things like strengthening the deck rail and making sure the toilet flushes.  Important, yes, but not much fun involved.

Until now.  The flagpole that was on the house when we moved in, but needed new fittings, is back in place with its hooks and ropes—and here is now the view from the skylight inside the front door:

Arrrgh, mateys!

(And God only knows what the neighbors think…)

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  1. Jeanne on January 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

    You of all people should NOT worry about what the neighbors think! Other than you not a boring person!

  2. Jeanne on January 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Who cares what the neighbors think! Though, they do realize you are not boring, and you just might have a tale or two to tell!

  3. Merrily Taylor on January 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Love it – shiver me timbers and all that. But you should have a Bee flag to fly on alternate weeks!

  4. Lisa Secrist on January 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    They’re probably trying to guess what team you support.

  5. Robyn Slupski on January 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    If anyone actually does say something about it, have a little fun at their expense. Start blinking one eye rapidly, mutter something about walking the plank, and walk away with a pronounced limp. Give ’em something to think about!

  6. Denea on January 19, 2013 at 11:13 am

    It was a wise man who once said “always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate, then always be a pirate.”

    Flag looks farrrrbulous

  7. Sharon on January 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Wish I had thought to fly a pirate flag at my house! Sounds like a great idea to me!

  8. Elizabeth Dodd on January 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Lucky neighbors!

  9. Robin on January 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    This is in Santa Cruz, right? They probably think you are too conventional.

  10. Peggy Mitchell on January 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Just say: Laurie R. King and can do whatever she wants!

  11. Lenore on January 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    They may just think you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh baseball team!

  12. Merrily Taylor on January 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Cool to have a flagpole in the first place!

  13. A Fan of Deduction on January 19, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    neighbors: nice flag… -.-
    you: yeah I know :]

  14. Delphi Psmith on January 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I second whoever said you need a bee/beehive flag. And also some sort of HR monogram/coat of arms, perhaps HRK to get all the relevant initials in 😉

  15. Laura on January 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Be sure to raise a flag when Russell and Holmes are visiting. After all, the Queen has one when she is in residence. Merrily suggests a bee flag. Good choice.

  16. Karen G Wolf on January 20, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Good on yer, matey! It is always grand to be a Pirate at Heart! I think it is a lovely idea, but I have never been a one to worry overly much about what my neighgors’ think about me!

  17. TheMadLibrarian on January 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    We have an unconventional flag as well, so we approve of this message!

  18. Teresa on January 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Aye aye!

  19. Karen K on January 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Ar Ar me hearties..and a bottle of rum.

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