Yesterday I had to open and close the garage door manually. Now for some people, this may seem insignificant or unimportant. But I have to physically open and close and yes lock the garage door manually. OMG, the automatic garage door is not working – what am I going to do?
I realized yesterday I have become accustomed to opening and closing my garage door automatically, and not putting any effort into doing this. Until now; since it is no longer working.
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Let’s go back to yesterday! Texas is receiving quite a bit of rain this week and it is Tuesday overnight and storms make their way through the Dallas area. The thunder and lighting and heavy rain wake me about 3:00 AM. I get out of bed and sit in the recliner for a while before I officially rise for the day. Umm, the coffee did not start, did I forget to set it the night before? No, but the clock on the coffee maker is off, but we have electricity because the digital clock on the oven is on. Okay, the GFI is tripped, strange that has never occurred before. Coffee is started, the start of the day is good – or so I thought.
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My routine is I drink coffee, exercise and meditate. Not this morning; Gary and I have plans today and I have much to do this morning before we leave. Upon finishing my coffee, I wake ‘Roxy’ (our Rat Terrier) to take her outside for her morning ‘business’. I usually grab the pole and net and remove any leaves that may be in the pool while she is busy with her duties. It is early morning, I need to turn on the pool light, the light does not come on. Okay, what is going on?
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Back in the house and soon I find out, no TV, no internet and no home phone and several breakers and GFIs have tripped. What is going on?
I try to reboot the modem to no success. Then my wireless mouse and keyboard stop working and then I am in the kitchen and Gary comes in and turns the light on and one of them burns out. I respond “This is going to be a bad day!”
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We need to leave for a busy day of activities and guess what; the garage door will not open. The automatic garage door is not working, what is going on?
I unhook it and manually open and close, then lock and we leave. Upon arriving back home later in the day, I walk through the front door and to the garage to manually unlock and open the garage door. I then drive the truck into the garage and manually shut the garage door and lock it.
What a pain to have to manually open and close the garage door!
Oh but wait, I remember, there are people in South Texas with homes flooded, who would appreciate opening their garage doors manually.
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And there are people in other countries of the world who have lost everything due to earthquakes who would appreciate having a garage.
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It was not a bad day after all.