I decided to get back into using my amateur radio, so I thought I'd start off my installing a pole that I can attach my antenna to. I used a telescoping flag pole and attached it to my deck. I live on a hill, so the back deck (though its on the second level in the back) is actually even with the yard in the front yard. This pole allows the antenna to reach above the roof line.
I'll post an update once my new j-pole antenna arrives.