Yesterday morning I was telling my brother-in-law how I think that an attached garage with an electric door lift is one of the most underappreciated lixeries of our time. I'm fortunate in that I didn't have that for most of my life so, now that I do, I don't think that I take it for granted so much as some other people.
You know where this is going. As we returned to our condo the door refused to lift. It wouldn't respond to the key pad, either of the inside buttons, or to the remote inside my wife's car. I checked for power to the lift mechanism and I can hear a "click" as I operate the button, but no lift. It must be a worn out relay or some electronic gizmo that I'm not smart enough to figure out.
My garage door doesn't even have an outside handle so operating it manually isn't really an option. That's also the way that my wife and I normally go into and out of our condo. PITA! Oh well, a problem that a little money can solve can't be much of a problem. Also, I'll be more appreciative of it once I get it fixed.
Can anybody else think of some modern luxeries that we commonly take for granted?