In case any of you have been wondering, the deck is finished! Well it still needs to be stained, but other than that it's all done! I can take no credit for any part of this project but I'm so pleased with the end result. Mike and his dad worked on it for the better part of 4 days (or was it 5?) so it was definitely no small task. Before next summer we'd love to have a new patio so that we can really take advantage of having a backyard. I'd also like 30 blueberry bushes but that's another story. Really, there are so many projects we would like to do around the house that it's hard to know what to conquer next. Hope you all had a lovely weekend!