decking is down and I started the railings. I also figured out how to inline a picture with Skydrive. I am still getting used to this deck. I was skimming the pool last night standing on the ground to the right in the picture and my wife asked if it would be easier if I were standing on the deck.
So, looking at the west end with the railings. the pool slide is going to be on the right in this picture. In the left hand corner I will build a bench with storage.
a closeup of the railings. This is the 5th deck I have built. On this one I added a bottom rail rather than attach the balusters tot he deck as is typically done here. It looks nicer. I also did the posts differently so I can wrap the entire outside with balusters. It looks cleaner this way.