So fast were they that in the time I went away to buy some plates they'd managed to lay the big sewage pipe right in front of the first-floor window and insisted there was no other way. I said who the fuck wants a sewage pipe right in front of their window? No! said the Leader, frantic enthusiasm undimmed, his main concern is that I should be happy. I explained where it should run (past the ledge along the wall on the left), so tomorrow they'll do it again... Measure twice, cut once, have I said that before?
Here's their first attempt:
And here's the dog on the patio: