I decided to continue instead of taking a break. I really just needed to sleep on it, because I was being kind of irrational last night.
So, some good news. I tried my remote again, and by some miracle it still works even after an hour at the bottom of the pool, and also, I told my Uncle Dennis about my tripod, and he bought a new one online right away and it will be here in a couple days. He's so great. He bought me my 50mm f/1.8 too.
(I managed this shot with my little tabletop tripod. It wasn't easy. It kept falling over under the weight of my camera.)