Over the weekend, our garage door opener capped out, so I had to run to Lowe's yesterday and get one. The low-end Chamberlain. Until Belle and I were married, neither of us had ever had a garage door, much less the need to operate it with a button, but I've spoiled Belle and she wants a working garage door now.
For my entire adult life, pre-Belle, I never had a carport, much less a garage, but Belle now insists that not only must the door open by button, but that her parking place is one step from the door to the house. It's a first-world, rich man's problem.
Looking at the box today, I saw that the garage door opener is wi-fi enabled, so I downloaded the app, and set it up. Now, I can check on the status of my garage door from anywhere in the connected world and open or close it, as I desire. Oh, the raw power of the intertubes.