Today we started working on "step 2" of our deck project -- staining. :) It actually goes pretty easy with Chris spraying the stain onto the deck and me following him with the paint pad to smooth it into the wood. This is one of the many things I have learned that I can do one-handed while holding Ledger. He is a good work assistant!
This picture shows Chris staining himself into a corner on the lower deck. We completely finished the lower deck and stairs before we lost the sunlight and got eaten alive by mosquitos. Tomorrow, I am hoping to finish spraying the upper deck and brush-on stain to the lower deck bainsters and railings. The stain takes 24-hours to dry.... so keep your fingers crossed for 2 full days of DRY weather. :)