I know what you mean. My battery in my remote died a few weeks ago and that was trauma.
Just permanently station #1 son by the garage door to open and close it as needed.What else are children good for?
My garage door opener motor broke one morning as I was trying to get to a work meeting, and I couldn't get the door unlatched and open. Instead of getting out of the meeting as I hoped, they moved it to my house! Of course, I had 10 frantic minutes of rushing around cleaning and really wishing I had washed the dishes the night before!How I wished it had only been the remote......
Tragedy averted! I fussed with the connections and it works again.Kelly, that happened to us a few years ago and we couldn't get the car out of the garage for two days! Not fun. And LOL about them moving the meeting!