It looked as if they'd finished. I had a word with the boss of bosses this morning and showed him exactly how I wanted them to leave it... which they did very nicely.
Then just before lunch I noticed that they'd dug another large hole, into which they are now lowering some big concrete inspection hole thing; cutting away certain bits so that the pipes will fit. I suppose this means we'll have a big round cast iron cover in the path.
It's stinking hot here. They must be slowly melting under all that Day-Glo plastic work-wear.
I'm going for a swim.