Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Friday, June 29, 2012

Cupolas and Weathervanes and True North

About 5 years ago I found a great deal on a weathervane at a garden nursery.
So I bought it and it's been sitting in the garage gathering dust ever since.
Every time we cleaned out the garage the Mister would mutter under his 
breath about hoarding and enough junk around here and such.

So I finally got busy and found a vinyl cupola on line and on sale.

AND free shipping!!  I LOVE free shipping.






I bought it here
.

The Mister, being the Mister, measured the shed roof so that it would 
sit in the exact center...



Then he took a compass up on the roof so that he could find true north and 
set the north arm exactly pointing to the exact north.

Cause that's how he rolls.


I would have eyeballed the whole thing and probably got it pretty darn close.

Cause that's how I roll.

I love my cupola and weathervane!  I love to see it swinging in the wind.

And if you ever need to find true north come on over to my house.



6 comments:

Gayle said...

too cute! I went to visit Kay yesterday and would've driven by your house like I usually do, but she had warned me that the street was being worked on. I'll be sure to take a look at your new cupola next time I'm over your way!

The Gathering Place said...

I have always liked cupolas and weather vanes. It looks nice. Your husband sounds a lot like mine. All I have to do it offer to do some handy work and my husband will do it to keep me from doing it.

Robin said...

Oh Mimi, it's adorable. I love, love, love Cupolas and weathervanes. It makes your already perfectly adorable shed look ten times more prefectly adorable!!!!!!

Donna said...

I love your cupola and weather vane, Mimi! It looks great. The Mister did a really nice job.

Annie said...

I love it! And I love the way Dad rolls!

jake Allen said...

Lovely! I've notices that most sheds or farmhouses and cottages that i've seen put the same stuff on the roof.