So much more work gets done when I have days off in a row, and I'm not between shifts. Typical between shift day---Get up (at AirOps) around 05:30 and take care of some end of shift things. Give a turn over to my relief sometime between 07:00 and 08:00. Go to hardware store. Call A.M. see what she needs me to pick up. Stop at WalMart/Target/Market/ whatever.
This time of year there's an awesome weather phenomena---it's wet and drizzly on the coast where work is. Then I drive up through the clouds to 5000' where it's clear and Autumn warm and Autumn colors.
Get home, unload groceries, take care of home stuff. THEN I can get over to build, usually if I get going by 10:00 I'm doing good. I had to get some painting done before putting the stairs together.
This was fun. All the little custom cut bits getting put together like a giant 3-D puzzle. I'm very glad I numbered the pieces....I tried to stain the treads so they looked like the floor. Next I biscuit joined the end trim of Jacareuba to the treads, glued and clamped them. I got a system going where a few treads were always clamped and setting while I worked on completing some stairs....After clamping they get a light sanding----I decided I'd install them first then put the final coat of varnish on, that way I wouldn't be too worried about nicks and cuts.
Here are two treads clamped; the kitchen drawers are in the background drying from their final coat of paint