Groundhogs Day!!!

Happy Groundhogs Day Everybody!  Today is the fateful day where Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hole to determine the future of winter. From Wikipedia:

According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.

But here in MPLS, we have something even more reliable at predicting weather: my garage door opener.  Yes, that’s right.  My garage door opener can predict weather better than the Weather Channel.  If it’s cold, the damn thing will not open without getting stuck halfway through.  Anytime it’s cold, the automatic opener will pull the door open about halfway before it just stops.  If you want it to open, you’ve got to support the thing from underneath while it goes up so it doesn’t do the herky jerky and get itself stuck.

It’s easy when there’s two people.  One to push the button and one to pull up on the door.  But when you’re by yourself, you’ve gotta push the button, then run as fast as you can across the garage to pull up on the door before it gets to the spot where it always stops.  If you’re too late, you gotta walk back and push the button a couple more times and try it again.

So don’t worry about Punxsutawney today.  I’ll let y’all know what my garage door opener has to say about winter this evening.

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