the back deck isnt quite finished, but it is close. click through the slideshow below to see the transformation.
here are some close-ups of the progress:
because the septic tank is close to the house, we had to frame around the openings so we could cut out some access covers
here is the lower portion with the decking in process
decking all finished on the lower portion
the upper portion is all framed in
the decking going down on the upper portion
we have to finish the decking on the upper portion, and then tackle the steps and railings, but at least it is semi-functional at this point.