Left the garage door open for the umpteenth time last night (ironically for exactly the same reason — the stairs are being repaired and I am going in the house a different way). Thankfully nothing was stolen.
Investing now in my third automatic garage door closer — the previous ones stopped working after a while and actually started automatically opening the garage door in the middle of the night. This one uses a tilt-sensing mechanism to determine if the door is open or not, so I have higher hopes for it working more effectively.
Plus the car/garage animation is awesome.