Well, last night the garage door finally bit the dust. It's been giving me grief for years and finally the torsion bar has jammed hard and won't budge. Fortunately I was able to detach the cables, open the door and get the car out of there. Since this is a Wayne-Dalton door and torsion bar, I called them up and scheduled an appointment for Friday afternoon. Looking at about $200. I know not to mess with a torsion bar--I have limits.
Otherwise, I'm int a rather mellow mood. No major drama, and learning to ignore the things better that annoy me. This is all good.