OK, so I'm a day late...
Anyway, the contractors came over for a little while on Saturday, trimmed the floor planks and started to put in the posts for the railings.
View from the deck:
View from the driveway:
It looks like they should be finished on Monday.
Yesterday, I had lunch with some local folks from TheOneRing.net. It's a board where everyone is pretty much required to use pseudonyms. It turned out that one of the folks at lunch was someone I knew slightly as she's a local tech writer. One of the other attendees was a former tech writer. Small world and all.