A man who decided he would 'knuckle down' and do some 'hard graft' on Saturday, spent all day digging a trench in his back garden, only to have to fill it in again when his wife arrived home and told him it was in the wrong place.
Moys Kenwood, 56, knew his wife had ideas about a 'soakaway' to take their waste bathwater away from their bathroom to the bottom of the garden.
He began digging after his wife left for work on Saturday morning, gradually creeping down the garden, digging his 'channel' with an ever-deepening decline. Twenty feet further down the garden, the crack in the gaping earth was a splendid three feet deep, and Kenwood saw that it was good.
Trouble was on its way, however.
Mrs Kenwood arrived home tired and irritable around 6:30pm, and flopped into a chair. As she glanced out of the window, she caught sight of the mounds of soil either side of a gash in the earth.
"Are you planning a subway?" she asked.
Her husband proudly told her it was the channel for her soakaway, but the smile was quickly wiped from his face when she told him that it needed to be three feet to the left of its then-present location.
A discussion ensued, but there was only going to be one winner, and Sunday's plan to stay in bed late had to be shelved, in favor of another dawn rise to fill in the ditch.
Further work will be undertaken at a later date.