We had a couple days of rain where he really couldn't work outside too much so he spent that time planning and prepping. He planned the decking out on paper and got much of the cutting done and laid out in the garage.
We are using IPE Wood for the decking material. It is a really hard wood and lasts much longer than other decking materials, and the best part, I don't have to stain/seal it every year. That was a major selling point for me.
The Cedar posts are here as well and the rebar for the railing.
This area underneath is where an outdoor kitchen will eventually go. That's going to be a fun project too. Not sure when that'll get started?
Stay tuned! Railings and water dispersal are coming up next.