After an absence of almost a year, during which time, my neighbor the artist, has mentioned on numerous occasions how much he missed our weather vane, ("It was one of the first things I noticed when we looked at the neighborhood") A Dude observed, "It really tied the block together"
It has made a triumphant return, but not without lots of planning and angst.
Problem #1- Mounting it in it's previous position (pre new roof) would void the roof warranty. So where do we put it, and how.
Problem #2- Having chosen a site and "proper" materials, finding 3/16ths aluminum, ($4 a lb at scrap yard), then finding a way to bend it to 105 degree angle. (After numerous attempts to bend it neatly, I ended up clamping one side to a 4X6 and beating the shit out of it)