It's taken about 3 years, but we're moving and grooving now. Ed has done a fantastic job re-doing the deck. I have a picture here, but his blog has much more detail.
We're also going to be putting new siding on the house. Not only will it make the house look brand new, but it's really going to help on the insulation, especially in the heat of summer.
We're doing Preservation siding, which is supposed to be the best in the business. We're going from a dark blue (as you can see in the picture, which also shows the damage to the siding that's already there) to Coastal Sage, which is a medium shade of green. The doors, windows and gutters will be a cream/beige/wicker/ivory shade, which should really set the place off well.
The order was placed today, so construction on that should begin within a month and be done in less than a week.
I can't wait.