I never remember to take pictures early on. We began by digging about 30 feet of shallow trench for downspout drainage under the agricultural cloth and gravel. Joists went fast in a day.
We extended out the ten foot deck 12' and then ran 18' along the back of the house. I always tar the part of the post below grade. Aligning and plumbing tall posts is a challenge. 3 out of 4 were dead on, but the last one was a slight bit off when we went to cutting joists. In deck building, I shoot for 1/32", feel good about 1/16", and accept 1/8" tolerance. Boards have crowns, vary in width by as much as 3/8" in the larger ones, and bow. Some have to be trimmed, which is tedious and time consuming. The joists went in decently fast.
Decking always goes down fast, but with 20 screws per board, it can wear you out after a few hours. Here I am saying fast a second time, so what takes so long? There is always some hiccup of alignment or boards to be cut in as pictured around the posts below or as can you see in the previous picture of the joist into post. Why not just bolt the board onto the side of the post? Regardless of how stout the bolts are, the wood can only hold so much, and it is holding the end of ten joists in this example.