The next step was nailing the joists into their new homes. We used the level on each and every one, making sure that they sloped away from the house at the same level. Then we measured them to make sure they were the same width apart from each other.
Okay, maybe not that last part, but we have a completed deck, just in time for the first snow of the season this Saturday. We're done with the outside, at least until next Spring.