But at least it meant that he got home in time for Coronation Street. (He was SO pleased about that!)
Today, off he went again, this time to Capel Curig, with the aim of returning to Rhyl on the way back. OK so far, except that he spent about two hours on the way back from Capel Curig sitting in stationary traffic so again it was too dark to finish yesterday's job and he decided to come straight home.
By now, of course, the promised snowfall had started and he has been sitting in his van on the A550 near Caergwrle, going nowhere as the road is blocked by - guess what? SNOW!
Shall I ever see him again? That is the question...