3T: Buy batteries (or, the solution may be so much easier than you ever thought)

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You might be thinking from the photo and title that I’m talking about buying batteries for Christmas gifts.

That’s a really good idea.

But this post is about how sometimes the solutions to annoying problems are simpler than we think.

My garage door opener stopped working almost a year ago. That means that in snow, sleet, and hail, I’ve jumped out of the car to open or close the garage door.

I know: first world problems. Big whoop.

But when you’re running late half the time and in and out of the garage as many times as I am, it can be annoying.

I thought the problem was something enormous and expensive, like having to get the garage door motor thing fixed. I tried not to complain about it and waited for when I thought that might be a financial priority. No biggie to get out of my car to open or close the door, I thought, to save a chunk of change.

So when Lane said he discovered that it was only dead batteries and had ordered them, I could hardly believe it. Why hadn’t I thought of that?

I was so grateful to have the new batteries installed, particularly this week (now that they have been installed) when it’s in the single-digit temps outside.

Happy day!

Who knew?

Now I do.

Happy Finding Simple Solutions,

Liz 🙂

 



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