Ella and I discussed whether to make the deck four by eight feet or four by six with the steps coming off the side and onto the patio. I laid out a sheet of four by eight plywood to help visualize the deck. We (Ella) decided that it was too big. (I agreed, by the way)
A trip to Home Depot for stringers, treads, corner posts, two by fours, hanger straps and screws.
I started work on it yesterday. However with high wind and occational sprinkles, I didn't get much further than marking and cutting.
Today I started assembly. This was when Ella said, "Oh, I thought we changed our minds and were going to make it four by eight feet." To late to change our minds now.
I also found that I needed one more two by four and more hanger straps. Back to Home Depot.
Fortunately, the cordless drill and I both ran out of power at the same time.
The drill is recharging and I'm posting.
We'll both get back to work this afternoon.