Orlo had a week's hiatus from the deck project when he went back to Arizona for Sheila's graduation with her nursing degree. She was top of her nursing class and was also the student speaker at graduation. It took about two more days to add the extension to the top so that the stairs would have ample room to disembark.
As you can see the change also opens the window up more, as the stairs are now 3 feet further west. With the addition of the platform to access them at the top, it also provides more shade along the sidewalk and planter, and he only had to add one more support, as he could attach to the house. I like the deck a lot and I think Dad does too.