Carpentry isn't hard work, but it can be tedious. A lot of this stems from the fact that in order to do something...er...in order to do something well you need to often jump down a rabbit hole of additional steps. This takes a lot of patience since you end up getting pretty far from your original project before you can start heading back. I realize that may not make a lot of sense to you right now, but trust me, once you start building anything it will.
So here's just a few photos showing progress:
At this stage my neighbors were still giving me quizzical glances (I'm used to it by now). However, by the time I got the primer on I think it had become fairly clear what the game plan was:
Now it's finally starting to really look like a fence:
I've actually gotten a bit more done than is shown. I've finished the first coat of super-dark brown (horsetail will be planted in front to keep it from being too much), chopped off the post tops, and started to reinstall the house numbers on the corner of the new fence (it's trickier than I thought...but I'll save that for another post).