Garage Door Repair Story

Every Friday morning Phyllis had a hair session. This Friday was no different. She gathered her keys, the household checkbook, her purse and headed for the garage. She pushed the button to open her garage door and … Nothing happened.

Her regular day had unexpectedly come to be not so regular. Disturbed, she pushed the button a 2nd, then a third time. The garage door refused to budge. Then she did everything every housewife does when something in the house doesn\’t work, she called out to her hubby, Don.

Don, wondering \”what now?\” sauntered to the garage to offer aid and convenience to Phyllis. They have been married a long time and he consistently replied to Phyllis\’s summons. It was just one of the keys to their relationship.

He repeated Phyllis\’s effort and pushed the button many times himself. Darn! The garage door steadfastly refused to budge. Once more he questioned \”everything now?\” only this time it was directed at the garage door, not Phyllis.

Then Don saw that the two springs at the top of his door didn\’t look the same. Nearer assessment disclosed that one of the springs was broken. \”Geesh! Yet another repair cost! Simply everything I need.\” thought Don.

\”How am I getting to my hair visit if the door won\’t open?\” asked Phyllis, \”The vehicle is in the garage.\” She said, stating the noticeable.

Don thought for a moment, then a concept flashed through his head. \”Hang on a second, I think I can open the door for you.\”

He went to the rope hanging from the garage door opener\’s track and gave it a pull. The opener system clicked and lo and behold, the garage door opener was detached from the garage door. \”Progress!\” he thought.

Then he got the garage door handle and pulled. The garage door came up to Don\’s knees.

\”Offer me a hand here, I think we can get the door open.\” stated Don. Phyllis dutifully placed both hands under the bottom of the door and lifted. Between the two of them they had the ability to raise the garage door as far as Phyllis can reach. Enough to get the vehicle out.

Then she let go.

Instantly the garage door crashed closed. Don, still holding the door by the handle, tumbled forward into the door, then backwards into the vehicle. Then he slumped to the garage flooring.

Phyllis screamed. Don swore. At the very least he was still conscious, but he lay on the concrete flooring doing a mental count of his body parts.

After a couple of seconds, Don attempted to get up, but his back screamed, \”Don\’t!\” Don lay between the vehicle and the door questioning just everything to do next.

Phyllis didn\’t wait. She had actually seen Don\’s body being thrown around by the crashing door and recognized he had to be injured. Thankfully the 911 operator answered rapidly and Don was soon on the way to the hospital. They had to carry him through the house and out the front door to put him in the ambulance. The whole entire neighborhood watched.

The noticeable lesson. Garage doors are heavy. If your door doesn\’t work, do not mess with it. Call a garage door professional.