Came home and attacked the staircase project. With Evia's help: Mission Accomplished! This staircase is 20' long and rises a bit over 5 feet from the bottom step, about 6 feet to the base (there are two more "tier" steps at the base. The top has a triple step "landing" which makes for it only being a few inches off the ground - and easy step up. With a 3.25" rise per step, both Evia and I find ourselves comfortably taking two at a time going up, but oddly one at a time coming down.
The staircase took most of the day. I did manage to trim the suckers off the fruit trees. We are having power problems with our weed trimmer - tomorrow morning I'll play with the carburetor. There are a LOT more weeds that need whacking! Evia's friend and her daughter are expected tomorrow evening.
The weather was nice, in the mid 80s - no need to take an afternoon break today. Its suppose to be similar, perhaps a degree or two warmer, for the next several days. A nice breeze helped a lot, although unusually, its been blowing from the east all day.
Brats and beer for dinner. Skipped lunch (not unusual) and only a light breakfast.