Attack Of The Killer Garage Door August 15, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, Humor, Life Balance.
Last week, just before I needed to head to the dentist to get two front composite restorations and a crown, the skies opened up.
Torrential rain beat down at the brisk rate of 2.5 inches an hour.
A real gully-washer!
When the rain let up for a minute, I made a beeline for the garage.
I pressed the garage door opener on the wall. The garage door swung up on command.
When I shifted the car into reverse to back out, I noticed the garage seemed rather dark.
The door, exhibiting a streak of independence, had decided that it had waited in the up position more than long enough for me to exit the garage.
With silent stealth, it had come down while I was busy fastening my seatbelt and adjusting the radio and A/C. In its defense, maybe it was trying to keep the pouring rain, still coming down at record speed, out of the garage.
Determined not to give up, I pressed the garage door remote over the visor and watched the door’s ascent.
Excellent. Great. Good. All clear.
I put the car in reverse, began backing out of the garage, and heard a strange sound ~ that of the garage door coming down on the roof of my Honda and holding it fast.
I was stuck half in and half out of the garage.
I pushed the remote, hoping to convince the door to ascend for the third time in as many minutes.
It ignored my request and continued its downward descent.
Feeling like a sardine in a tin can, I tried again.
This time, the garage door ascended long enough for me to zip out of the garage and make my escape. (If you can call going to the dentist an “escape.”)
As rain continued to pour down, I called BFF to catch him up on the garage door’s escapade.
Four hours later, I returned home with a new crown and a significantly lighter wallet.
In my absence, BFF had checked out the garage door and concluded the door, not his wife, was at fault for the mix up. It had messed up.
Apparently the springs are lacking in tension. We’ll need to get someone out here to tighten them up.
In the meantime, when we want the door to stay up . . . we need to apply heavy-duty industrial clamps to keep it from coming down!
Now for the upside of that up and down day ~> my new crown is permanent!
Our dentist fixed me up in a single visit instead of installing a temporary crown and having me return down the road for a permanent install.
Aah . . . that’s better!
So, what’s up with you?