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Just one of those nights....

November 2nd, 2008 at 07:01 pm

So I had my kids buckled in the car seats already getting ready to go out for pizza. Pressed the garage door opener and turned on the engine--not knowing, the garage door did not open all the way up.So as I was backing out, all I heard was this expensive slamming sound noise. You know, what I'm talkin about? Got out and check the damages. It turned out to be a minor damage. But obviously its going to cost few hundreds. Some bending on the railing but real damage on the section panel. I also knew I wasn't able to take the car out. So I called for delivery instead.

I went online to find any garage repair shops that are still open. Luckily there was few shops that does emergency repair. One repair shop suggested that I should replace the entire doors since the labor cost will equal the cost of a new panel sections anyway. They said it cost just $750.00. But I didn't need to replace anything. So I called another shop who was willing to repair the garage door but charges $59.99 to come over plus $300.00 labor. The labor seems a lot but given the situation, I thought I might as well since I didn't have the tools to repair it myself. Altogether it cost me $350.00 plus $30.00 pizza.

I'd say it was an expensive dinner.

The good news, this is the first time we had to tap our EF. We had $12K EF balance, current balance is now $11,650.00.

3 Responses to “Just one of those nights....”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    AHHHHHH, the beauty of having an emergency fund!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yikes! That IS an expensive dinner....

    I have a bad habit of slipping in and out of the garage door before it's fully retracted. Uh, I'm definitely going to be a lot more careful from now on....

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Oh man, I've done that too.
    I give you credit for still getting a pizza! I'd be so mad I'd have grumbled and made PB and J.

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