The fence repairs are subject to being called on account of rain.) In the interest of minimizing the number of trips to the hardware store, I headed out there today and picked up materials.
I'm going to try to get by with the 2x4s that are sitting on the patio for reconstructing the cross bars. But I now have a new Douglas fir post and a dozen cedar pickets, carefully selected by removing the crap that was sitting on the top of the pile outside and finding the ones that were intact. They were a bit damp, so I set them up to dry out in the garage, which caused Gretchen to comment, "The garage smells like pencils!"
Yes, I suppose it does. :)
I also bought two new hammers, having broken two hammers on this project so far. And nails, because you can't have too many nails.
We'll see how this goes.