Yesterday, Leann and I cleaned, unpacked, and organized the garage until I was finally able to park my car in there. It’s great to finally not park on the driveway all the time.
However, last night around 4:50 I was leaving to go to a class planning meeting at the church building, and the garage door wouldn’t close. One side of the door was obviously snagging. I got out of the van and took a look, and the spool of wire on the tension rod (I’m not sure if that’s what it is called) was all tangled.
Naturally, we’re still under warranty on everything. I called our builder, Stephen, to see what to do, and he said to call ProHomes, the company they use for this sort of thing. So when I called ProHomes, they said no one could come out until Monday morning. But our garage door was wide open! So I told the ProHomes lady I was going to call Heartland Homes back.
I called Stephen back, and he said to call his construction guy, Greg, to see if he had any pull with ProHomes. I called Greg, and he told me he would see what he could do. He ended up calling his main boss, the president of Heartland Homes. The president, Mike, said that if it was all the way up, that constituted an emergency, and ProHomes should send someone out. Greg called ProHomes, and they told him they would have someone out in about an hour.
Two and a half hours later, someone finally showed up. He fixed the garage door in about 15 minutes, but could offer no explanation for why the wire had become tangled. That, and he obviously didn’t want to be there. He wasn’t obviously rude, but he hardly said a word, and his mannerisms made it apparent. I’ve had occassions where as a part of T&S, I had to go meet with someone and I really didn’t want to. But I went in with a good attitude, despite my personal reservations. I gaurantee they never knew I didn’t want to be there.
Well, at least I didn’t have to sit out in the garage, guarding it all night.
On an unrelated note, we currently can’t add any pictures to the website. I’m having it looked into, but there’s really no estimated time it will be fixed.
And on a sad unrelated note, I drank my last Red Fusion Friday night. Rest in peace, Red Fusion. You will be missed.