When I got home yesterday, Alex was painting the deck railing. She was touching up a few spots on the house, too. We will need to paint the house before we put it on the market next spring. When we bought it, we thought we would be able to make a little money by living in it for the 5 years that we planned to be in the Charlotte area. Now we are hoping not to loose any money. We have put in the patio, that is the whole length of the back of the house. We put a flower planter with a water feather/pond in it. In the picture of the painted deck railing you can see part of it as it is today. The other pictures is of the building that we did 3 years ago.