Friday, April 24, 2009
Tell your Torsion Spring you appreciate it before it's gone
I am one of those people who don't ever think about how things work. There was a reason I majored in the social sciences and not in engineering. Anyhoo, our garage door broke this week and now I am well versed on the Torsion Spring and it's purpose. I also know it will cost more to fix than it's worth. I also know that it's a pain to not be able to access your garage. I hate having to go outside to get in the car. I don't like bringing in the groceries from the driveway. What if someone sees all the candy I buy?
When we built our house 8 years ago we made some silly decisions. Each decision was justified with telling ourselves repeatedly that this was a 'starter home' and we only had to endure bad choices for a few years. Obviously our starter home has turned into a retirement home and the mini-mantle over the fireplace and the cheap carpet we can live with. However our biggest regret is the fact that we didn't think we needed an outside door to the garage. How dumb is that? The only way to get into our garage is from our house or the now broken garage door. So until we pony up the money and have a garage door repairman come over we are dragging our garbage, strollers and bikes through the house and out the front door. So lame.
On a completely unrelated note, here are a few pix from Ethan's party. Please appreciate the 'plank' Hub came up with and the fancy pulley system for the pinata. Obviously Hub was the one in the fam to even know where to look when things are broken....