Well, it finally happened. At 162,720 miles on the clock, my water pump seized up. I HAD been planning to replace it sooner as a preemptive strike but never found the time. The pump gave a brief warning several days before self-destructing with sounds and groans coming from the passenger side of the engine bay. When it finally went, it threw the belt and I had no power steering and of course, no cooling. I limped her home. Fortunately, I was only a few miles away.
Once inside the garage and after cool down, I got to work. Installed a new pump and lower hose from NAPA. I got out my digital camera and made a short "How-To" on the pump replacement although it is a fairly straightforward replacement. Just thought someone who had never replaced one before could have a confidence booster. With just basic tools, it only takes about an hour to do.
Here is a link to the tutorial. Enjoy.