So we started on the back porch handrail on the weekend. The existing one was completely inadequate, and unsafe for kids. The handrail is about 3/4 done, it follows the motif of the fence, with the 2 widths of boards. I bolted the stairs to the concrete, and attached then a little better to the house with some 6" carriage bolts. We have to strip and paint the existing post on the porch, that holds up the roof, before attaching the rail to it. We'll have some pictures soon. Not bad for a birthday weekend that was consumed with visits with my parents.