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a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

And the garage door is screwed again…

Sometimes the opener works and sometimes it doesn’t, and that’s a real heavy doublewide door. We can raise it. But not safely while standing on ice.

So…I canceled my third try at replacing my broken working glasses (I’m using some 10 year old driving glasses…) and Jane and I tried to get the opener fixed (we may have) and to melt a 4″ deep ice cap on our back walk—when you get to where you’re using your figure skating skills to reach the garage…time to do something. She found the ice melter she’s sworn we had; it had become a brick, but we hacked enough loose to spread on the walk and it does seem to be doing something. We’ll see. Meanwhile I’d had to fetch the ladder we had on the patio to deal with the canopy to the garage to deal with the garage door mechanism, and we may have gotten it straightened out. We were going to go out for the dinner we didn’t have on Valentine’s because of the crowds and weather, and didn’t: ordered pizza and Advil.

One of these days soon i’m going to have glasses and a dinner.

I took the garbage out and it was hailing.

I figured I owed Jane this after trying to rescue the spider that was letting itself down onto her head from her ceiling fan above the desk. I was just going to move the creature, which ended up letting go and dropping onto Jane…

Sigh. I keep trying to do good deeds…

4 comments to And the garage door is screwed again…

  • Walt

    No good deed goes unpunished?

  • I’m wondering, does your garage door opener have the interlock sensor for something blocking the door? If the beam and receiver aren’t aligned properly, the door opener might not function. I have an indicator light on my receiver that glows green when it’s receiving the beam, and red if the beam is broken or misaligned.

    You might be in line for a new opener, depending on how old this one happens to be and how much it would cost to repair if needed…..

    • Or the remote might have a battery that’s going.
      Sometimes the remote is temperature-sensitive. (The one for my parking-lot gate seems to be that way. Some days it takes two or three tries to get it to “hit”.)

  • WOL

    I’m in on this post too. Having trouble with the garage door opener is the pits. Does your door have an opener button mounted on the wall (i.e., hard wired into the opener?) and does that work? I agree with trouble shooting steps — check battery, maybe you need a new battery. If the battery is OK, but still no soap, maybe you need a new remote? Also agree with checking the interlock sensor. Then again, maybe you’re just not holding your mouth right . . . (old family joke).

    I have a deal with the spiders. They don’t get on me and I don’t send them on to their next incarnation . . . Most of the time it works. I find I am tolerant of spiders only up to the point where they get on me.

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