I've temporarily shelved (no pun intended) the office project to do the deck project. Inspired by many balmy evenings sitting out the front having dinner or a glass of wine, and some fun bbq's, we decided it was time to make things level. Very disconcerting when your plate and glass are on a downward slope. After a lot of research & picking brains, it was decided that a deck from the low end to meet the high end would be easy and look good. I chose spotted gum hardwood, which will be oiled, and there will be a step down to integrate it into the existing path near the front door. After pics to come! And hopefully many good times to come with the people we love.