I face this weekend with some trepidation. You see, we are trapped in our house! Last night the garage door dropped with a bang. I ran out to find that; a) thank goodness my youngest was okay and b) the door was stuck with our vehicles inside. This is a "man problem" so of course I got up on the ladder to look at it. After a while, G determined it was the torsion rod that broke. It's the spring that pulls the weight of the door up and believe me, our door's packin' a few pounds! Compounding the problem is that door companies won't come out unless the landlord calls. Our landlord lives in California and like all landlords is cheaper than a t-shirt from Target. So he's trying to find one of his Russian dissident buddies to fix it for us. I only see horror!