Monday, May 07, 2007

Friday Night Excitement

Friday, I was sitting in front of The Mrs.'s new pair having a beers, and I heard the garage door open. Then this transpired:

Cellphone: [bzzzz bzzzz bzzzz]

Me, CherkyB: "Yes, ma'am?"

The Mrs.: "Can you come to the garage to look at something for me?"

Me, CherkyB: "Uh, OK."
The garage is right next to the laundry room, so I was there in seconds. I saw something I had not expected to see. The Mrs. was sitting in her minivan partway in the garage, and the garage door was sitting on the roof of the van, right across the sunroof. The Mrs. looked angry.

Yes, it's the same garage door that was the subject of the latter parts of this post. There is definitely something freaky about that garage door opener. Often, it refuses to do anything, only to miraculously "heal" minutes later. It also often "forgets" some of the remote controls, in particular the HomeLink in my truck. I have to have the opener relearn my truck every couple of months, though I've only had to do this once with the van. Now, it has taken to opening completely, and then deciding to spontaneously close 10 seconds later, trapping the minivan under it. Not to mention that, oddly, the pressure of running in to the roof of the van was not enough to trigger an auto-reverse, but was plenty to stop it. (I have since dialed all the way down the pressure required to auto-reverse, and it now seems to work, though I'm sure as soon as it rains it'll stop closing and start bouncing back up...)

So our first order of business on Saturday was to go buy a new garage door opener. I've had it with this one.

Interestingly, once we bought the garage door opener, it seemed that the pressure was off. Thus, actually installing it did not manage to make its way to the top of the to-do list this weekend. Perhaps having it sit there in a box in the garage will be seen as some kind of threat to the misbehaving opener, and it will start behaving, much the same way I use the, "I'm going to sell you to Gypsies," threat on HannahC.

But, with my luck, it'll just assume I'm going to install it on the opener-free third garage door.

1 comment:

blogauthor said...

This is the story of my life! LOL ... sorry about the mutant gargage door opener. Or shutter in this case.