To recap: You evidently pissed off the garage door guy (or he wouldda shown up), destroy a miracle of engineering brilliance, go to war with a defenseless alarm device, scare the crap out of the dogs, AND beat up your wife.
It's official then, Steve, you don't do anything half-assed.
We've all had those days - the days which, in restrospect, we realize that we should never have gotten outta bed in the morning.
I know what you mean about the smoke detectors. During the process of finishing my basement, during which included the installation of smoke detectors, I decided it would be a good idea to up-grade all the smoke detectors to 120V/9V units that were interconnected - one goes off they all go off. A dull saw blade, or sweating some copper joints will trip those things and boy, those suckers are loud ALL OVER the house. Scares the poor old dog to death. Even the chirping of one when the battery gets low sets him to shaking.
Replaced our G door with a fully insulated unit over 5 years ago (previous was wood). Man, goes a long way in keeping the garage at a more even temperature.