'Fretworking' - Part IV

It's mid-August and summer is turning out to be a rainy one, just like last year. In addition, we've experienced crazy winds and the worst hail storm Brian and I could recollect.
There's been very little progress on my fretwork, but I've managed to complete the end portion of the porch. 
So, the beginning section in front and the end section in back are done, but nothing in between. It's been a frustrating summer for exterior improvements.

Obviously, the end section was in desperate need of TLC. The woodwork on the South-East side of the house is always considerably more damaged then the North-East side.

 I never thought I could feel love for a scaffold.

 After scraping and sanding, the primer…

 then the painting.
Here we are, finally done. Needless to say, I had no use for my water barrel this year again. It will soon be stored away in the shed/playhouse (which is not finished either by the way).

The end portion is completed. 
Is it too much to ask for the last two weeks of August to be normal summer weather - that is, warm and sunny?