While they were busy doing the deck, I was busy doing the fence. Travis pounded the posts in last weekend with the rented post pounder and this weekend, I have started the fence. The gates sort of stump me though, not how to build them, but how to attach them since the posts are round. I would prefer to use the old fashioned hinges, the large two piece style, but one end would have to wrap the posts somehow. Perhaps there is a system that works for that. My other son, Spencer, and I were discussing this on the phone this evening and he said there is a type of hinge that circles the post and connects to the gate. I will have to look at options online, because here, they only buy what they know. At any rate, I am very very very pleased to have some of the summer projects being completed. Now, if the contractor would only show up to complete the porch started over a month ago. He said he would be along and he just does not come, though that is typical in this neck of the woods. Still, I feel pleased that some headway is made. Thank you .