Finally, I got the piece of rebar cut to the right length, painted, and into the ground. I used a mini sledgehammer, about the size of a regular hammer but with a heavy head. Drove that rebar into the ground about 30 inches, and it was tough going. I feel like I have one Popeye arm after all that work. Anyway, as I hammered the rebar the top of the bar was flattening out and becoming wider. I was a little worried that it would be too wide to still fit inside the pipe I attached to the back of Santa. Fortunately, the mini sledgehammer persuaded the pipe to slide down over the rebar. Santa may never leave my yard again!
This would be the time when I would say I'm getting back to carving the tiki stump, but my chainsaw is on strike. Won't even let me pull the cord. So, I have to try to get that repaired. Or, hope Santa will slip away from my front yard long enough to bring me a shiny new Stihl MS 290 Farm Boss with toolless fuel and oil caps, 16-inch adjustable automatic bar and chain oiler, and side access chain tensioner for ease of use! In the meantime, I have some leaves to deal with...I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving!