Help! My garage is holding my car hostage, and I can’t get it out! Yesterday, I ran errands with the boys, and the automatic garage door worked just fine. WineGuy and I rounded up the kids to have dinner out and went to open the garage door. It didn’t budge. WTF? I figured it was a problem with the hinges getting sticky, so I sprayed them with a special lubricant last evening. When I tried to lift the door, it stuck firm. I stepped back from the interior mechanism and looked carefully at all the parts. The huge coil that operates the door was broken. I have no idea how it happened, but the door is firmly closed, and there is no way I can move my car.
I’ve cancelled all my appointments for Monday morning and need to ask a neighbor if she can take the boys to school. I hope I can get a repairman out here ASAP; otherwise, everyone will have to walk home from school.