People have been asking for an update on the Deck project. When I last reported, the deck looked something like this
After my two weeks of vacation, where I usefully applied myself to the project it now looks like this
To point out an architectual detail, my son-in-law Dave designed this step down from the kitchen
And this past weekend, Dave and I worked on the stairs. We used closed stringers for the sides with an open stringer in the center for support.
There is still some work to be done: The stairs need a railing and I need to put a lattice, and perhaps a storage area and/or access door under the deck, but it's pretty much complete.
So that's the current status