I keep thinking about what it would be like if I had a job like Captain Yesterday's:
"Hey, Captain Yesterday! We laid off all your management, so you're on your own to choose and do your own projects now!"
"Oh, OK. What's in the pipeline?"
"Well, this customer wanted a swimming pool. But they rejected the last one (no, you can't see what it looked like), they won't tell you where on their property they want it, they won't give you any guidance at all, and if they decide they don't like it you'll have to re-do the entire thing."
Of course, CY would probably consider that a "fun challenge"... up until he was on his third pool for the customer because they'd rejected the first two as in the wrong place or style.
That is a typical day for me, yes. And yes, it is a lot of fun!
Though former coworker is the one that usually has to build things two or three times I get it right the first time.
I once got paperwork for a job and all it said was "material is on site. Do your thing".