Let's call this an improvement - shall we?
Or ... progress. We can call it progress. After laying pipe, hearing the pump run too often, shutting off water using the new valves (which were the point of the project), digging up pipe, discovering an oddity that made a bit of pipe a bit too porous (sponge instead of tube - not good for carrying water without wasting it), ripping out and replacing pipe, and then laying drainage rock and cinder blocks ... we now proceed to BarkTime. Yay, BarkTime! I always like it when those guys fill things in - it is much more comforting to me than the digging things up part of the project.