The weekend of Mother's Day, we had originally planned to head to New York to visit my mom. But because of weather, and other weekends away, we postponed the trip so that some real progress could be made on the deck. Greg new he had to make the most of the weekend we didn't go to visit my mom, so he set about beginning the framing.
The first step was to attach the ledger beam to the house.
Doug was back to help attach all the joist hangers to the beam.
And later on, George arrived as well to help get the posts and carrying beams in place. It was actually beginning to look like it might turn into a deck someday.
Meanwhile, the debris pile in what used to be our patio continued to grow. Maybe we'll get that patio back next year!