Well I am not sure what else to say except maybe it wasn't 2.30am, maybe it was 3.00am. But the dogs and me were the same i.e. I was awake when I shouldn't have been.
The part that was different was hub's guest appearance. At 4.30am the living room door crashed open. He walked into the living room and straight OUT of it through the front door to the garden. 4 pairs of eyes followed him. I could tell that the dogs were thinking the same as me, "where IS he going?'
He came back inside after a few minutes and proceeded to do the same in reverse. I asked him what he was doing. "Turning water pumps on", he muttered and returned to bed.
Never a dull moment in my life in the early hours.