The cold returned. The rain returned. It looks suspiciously like it wants to snow. It is only fair considering it is now heading into the last week of November.
The physically easier detail work that needs doing to complete the ambiance of the basement patio proceeds with cold fingers. It is easier in the sense that the parts are smaller. You must discount the crawling on your hands and knees and lying on your back in the dirt to screw in screws and hammer in nails upside down. Soon it will all be done.
I like the way the lattice between the posts of the back stoop turned out.
A similar treatment will be considered for the front porch posts, though the steep elevation change along that run of posts will necessitate a slightly different approach.
This whole corridor is turning into a marvel of engineering. Thank goodness for the building contractor. He can see things I have trouble visualizing. Once the concept is worked out I can concentrate on some of the smaller details.
Both banisters and railings for the long steps are built and one of them was actually fastened into place today during a break in the rains. Be good to have those when the steps are covered in snow and/or ice. I have this determination to check things off the list as finished before I head inside for the winter. I can certainly try.