Open Says Me
Whatever did we do before this invention? The Amish certainly don’t care--they don't have electricity and the horse and the cart won’t go in the same shed anyway. But for those of us who have totally become dependent on a garage door opener, you would think the world was coming to an end when ours went on the fritz one day. After backing out of the driveway and pressing the remote button inside the car, the door inches its way down to a foot above the cement and then retreats back up as if the sensor was possessed and saw that there was something blocking it from closing completely. Pushing the button AGAIN, the door stops, and then pushing it AGAIN allows for the door to finish its descent. We go through this every winter. Why don’t I just call the overhead door company?? Because every spring, the door works as it’s supposed to, again.
My sister shared with me that the only time she recalls seeing grandma drive is when they would get to the garage at their house on the farm. Grandpa would hop out from the driver's seat to open the garage door and grandma would slide over from the front passenger’s seat and pull the car into the garage. I guess that's what some people did before the invention of the garage door opener.
Life's short. If the garage door is broken, get it fixed!