This morning, as I returned from my early morning walk, I entered our garage as usual. Like most folks, we don't use our front door, we enter our house through our garage.
As I entered the door to the kitchen I heard a loud BANG!!!!!!!!!
Oh God, what now? I asked Bill to check it out. He checked and came back with bad news. Our garage door spring has sprung! Here we go.
The last time we had something like this happen was back when we lived in Pennsylvania. I had just purchased a brand new Subaru Forester. The year was 1996. I drove my sparkling new red Subaru Forester into our garage. Got out of the car and walked in the house. Just as I closed the door I heard a loud "BANG!"
I turned around and I saw the driver's side window BROKEN! WTF? Also, scratches all along the right side of the car.
I walked around the car trying to figure out what happened and then I found a large spring. Yes, the garage door spring had broken and crashed into my BRAND NEW CAR!
I didn't even have my car an hour and I had to take it to local auto repair for window replacement. Cost, $500 deductible. Nice.
Thank goodness this spring didn't damage my car ........ or me!
Another day, another crises. Bill gets so upset when these things happen. First thing I have to do is calm Bill down. Then I check Angie's List before I make a phone call for repair.
I found the original installers. They have a good rating on Angie's List so I make the phone call to get a price and arrange to have it fixed. They'll be out tomorrow.
Problem, I'm scheduled to go to work today at the hotel. Can't get out of my garage. Bill and I tried to life the double garage door but at 87 years old and me a "young" 74", that door is just too heavy.
I called the assistant manager at the hotel and asked if I could switch shifts with the other part-time front desk agent. She called the other agent and got back to me. Yes, the switch can be made.
Another day, another challenge.
Some bloggers lead a dull life folks, not this blogger.