9/11/2013 Update: Deck is getting closer to completion and grading has begun!
Well, progress on the deck has slowed due to some grading work I need to get done. I borrowed a harley rake for the skidder off of a cousin and need to get it back to him so the grading work has taken center stage. So, Josh and I spent the better part of the weekend doing the initial grade and are now spreading topsoil before we grade again.
I did manage to get the 2x4 portion of the deck railing in place and am still trying to figure out a cost effective way of putting up the cable railing. The way it is priced now, it would actually cost more to do the cabling than it did to build the deck!
For now, here is one pic of the grading.