Yup, that is a photo of me 22 years ago building the first and only garage I've ever built. My husband did not want to build a garage but he also did not want to pay twice as much (or more) to hire a contractor. Besides, I had presented compelling evidence that it was not difficult to build a garage. He still complained the entire time.
When we got down to the part of installing the garage door opener, turned out the city of Minneapolis (where we lived back then) had deeper depth requirements for our Romex ditch. It needed to be six inches deeper. Although code read 18 inches, our particular inspector demanded 24 inches. Something as simple as digging a deeper hole set us back. That's one thing we don't really worry much about in Sacramento. Freezing ground temperatures.
Then a dayworker, this 6-foot guy a friend of mine from the old band The Castaways found to help, had managed to fall off the metal cans he had strapped to his feet. He was installing the garage door opener. When I suggested he use a ladder, no, that, idea was pooh-poohed. Well, his head put a big dent in our newly poured concrete floor. I don't know what disturbed me more -- the fact that he didn't finish installing the opener or the fact he put a big dent in our floor. Know what I mean, jelly bean?
The fact he could have died on the spot didn't seem that important at the time. You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: California Garage Door Openers Must Work in a Power Outage.