I restained my deck last week. So much improved. It's been well over six years since we've done this, which is shameful. Took two full days of staining, plus several hours prior to that to do the deck wash. I fell dead asleep every night last week.
In the interest of keeping it real, dishes and laundry piled up, much fast food was consumed, and the only other things I took time for was practicing throwing and catching with Zack, and reading with Nathan. Totally worth it though.