The deck rebuild has stopped for the winter. When spring rolls around in about 7 months we will then finish installing the top board. We would have liked to install the remaining boards but the lumber selection was getting rather slim. Our last trip to the big box store resulted in only 1 2X8 that was worthy of installing.
The top boards were glued and biscuit joined together to help minimize the cupping, warping and shrinking that tends to be a problem at joints.
We used the last few weeks to pick up leaves and put away items for the long winter. I have also been fighting a cold and cough that kept me inside for almost a week. I am hoping that our upcoming vacay to a warmer climate will help clear up this cough.