I'm still learning about them. I went without one last year. Chihuahua! This year seems hotter, and Michael came over and got the old machina fixed and supplied a pump. I think you have met Michael and his wife. I like him a lot but I figure he is wary of me, somewhat. Some reticence; he helped me tripping on the bridge at Bob's memorial.
The wariness? When I first knew him, he was the helper for a contractor Bob/dys and BBB recommended. I was the woman from California.. enough about that guy.
Way back in meeting them I asked on the phone to his wife, his co-worker, if he would do a trade for some of my stuff, my having at the time a bunch of tools; she laughed.
In the years since, he has been kind to me, and at least once when he wouldn't take money, I gave him a super wrench that I was given to me by my bro in law, the building inspector. I figure Diane has made him less wary of me.
I suppose I should write a play about all this, or... shut up.
Anyway, rain stopped for now.