thanks for taking the time to help.
I tried to move btc from my Bitcoin Core wallet to my Electrum wallet and thinking that I was in no hurry tried sending it with the minimum transaction fee. After several days with no confirmations, I found out that was a stupid idea as the transaction is sitting in purgatory while all others with higher fees are moving ahead of mine. Lesson learned.
I tried using abandontransaction to clear it and didn't have any success. Then I tried loading Bitcoin Core using zapwallettxes command and got it to clear and the coins were back in my wallet. I attempted to transfer to my Electrum wallet about 1 hour later only to find the transaction back in the history but still 0 confirmations. I tried using zapwallettxes and reloading with the same results but created a transfer to my Electrum wallet as soon as it was finished loading, this time making the transaction fee the fastest available. It has now been over 24 hours and still I have 0 confirmations on the new transaction. What am I missing here? I'm far from an expert at this, but do have some basic knowledge and can follow any directions given. Any help is much appreciated.