Is now open.
It is not finished obviously, but I can now walk into and out of the back kitchen door. It makes a world of difference.
The framing for the next platform is done. This will be three steps down in the position it is seen in. It will end up below the top of the block wall. From there will be the stairs down to the basement patio.
I can walk in and out of the back kitchen door now. It feels good.