Then just as soon as he had the hole dug, the next day it rained and the hole filled with water. We didn't worry about it at first figuring we'd have dry days and he'd get it finished when it emptied back out. It seemed to only dry up on days when he was working and couldn't get out to work on it. Then we had a snow storm (in OCTOBER!) and one thing led to another and now here it is November.
A friend was kind enough to lend his sump pump and a chain so hubby didn't have to wait for weather to cooperate anymore. he was able to pump the water out and he now has the cement pillar out of the ground! Now he just has to put it back together again.