Today I went to work in the afternoon, so I had just enough time to work on building a railing for the ladder. I got a lot done, and I'm pretty pleased with how much I did in two and half hours. As the pictures show, I built the main part of the ladder railing. (I took the pictures tonight, but I built it this morning.) I just have to add a top plate for people to hold as they use the ladder. As an added "bonus" the ladder railing helps stabilize the loft railing a lot, because I made the top of the ladder railing contact the loft railing.