No photos (too dark last night when I finished), but the first 4.5 deckboards are on!!
Ran into a small glitch with the left side of the left lilac tree-- with the trim boards on, there was only one crossbeam for support for two small planks. DRAT. Need to add another support board. Yes, NO ONE will probably ever go back there, but.
Also, right angles and I are not talking. What a pain in the behind.
But, it looks beautiful, if I do say so myself. I was mostly struck by the lilacs. Both Bob and I are REALLY happy that I kept them in. The sight of them coming out the deck is stunning. I also lined their little frames, so that way, we can put river rock in there. That way, when you look down into their cut-outs, you'll see rock, not a pit.