Brian went outside yesterday afternoon to relax by the pond. Something seemed amiss. It took him a few seconds to realize that the stream (i.e. the pump) was not running. Of course by the time all of this went down, the store where we bought the supplies was closed, so we have to wait till tomorrow to make the exchange. I hope they have one in stock.
I went outside this afternoon and tied up some loose ends around the pond. Some dandelions are already cropping up--I'll need to take care of those soon.
New summer goal: actually sit by the pond one evening and enjoy it.