Repair of the garden pump is underway. The motor burned out and replacement is in order. The connections have been together so long that taking them apart was feared impossible.
But, After applying force with the monkey wrench, using a hammer on the monkey wrench, using the axe flat edge on the monkey wrench, repeating these over a few times, Sue grabs a big rock and with two hands just bangs the wrench—success. Lots of technology but the Stone Age tool worked best on modern materials.
Well if we can get the thing apart some, we can replace it, so off to buy the pump. Now rain is delaying work.
We do note the loon family is still plying the lake. Some parental diving mid lake while the kids watched last night.