Our deck has been so bad for so long. Falling apart from rotted wood. So we knew it was inevitable that our new slider would have to open onto a new deck. And the falling down fence had to go, too. Even with today's awful heat and humidity, the work is moving along well.
Note to self: Virginia Creeper is the worst vine to plant if you don't rip it back religiously. This one took over the fence, the neighbor's lilac bush near our lot line and traveled all the way through the neighbor's yard to the next neighbor's fence.
I don't know how much of it is dead, but I plan to get rid of the rest and find another vine that isn't as invasive. Let's see if that poor lilac bush finds the strength to bounce back...