Yo-Heave-Ho about explains it; and to think I used to work out with free weights with my ex and had some damn good muscle definition which I was proud of. Then I stopped doing that and stopped running road races after my last 10k (6.2 miles) at the age of 50. Guess I should have kept up mild lifting at least since it would help me now.
This is the result of 8 wheelbarrow loads from the pond (3 loads yesterday and 5 loads today). My son acquired the pallets for me and I'm slowly transferring the rocks to pallets to make it easier for someone to come get them. Then my son will come back and dismantle the heavy wood framing of the pond.
This is one load in the wheelbarrow and it was plenty hefty for me to maneuver from the backyard to the front at the end of my driveway and out of the way. That black hose is what I use to drain the pond to the back woods area. And with the rain coming tomorrow there will be more yet to drain.
Oh, all the net framing of the pond I slowly broke up and disposed of by myself also. Wish I'd take a photo of that horrible looking area of them leaning against the fencing. If you look at the 8 sections of wood framing that is where the framed nettings were placed to keep Blue Herons away and leaves from falling in. Now the leaves are falling in but when they decompose it will become dirt.