I know that it doesn't seem like much, but this is hard work. We have seven and half sections to sand and stain. We are hoping to have it done by the end of summer. It is twelve years of wind and weather, so we have to sand it down and redo it. It will look beautiful when it is done. I really don't mind doing it. I just do a little each day. You can see where I have sanded it and where it hasn't been sanded.