I live in a house just over a year old. I put outside holiday decorations up a couple of weeks before Christmas. Everything was well for over a week. Then it got rainy and very humid for a few days. I came home one nite and the first thing I noticed was that the out side lights were off. Then I hit my garage opener but nothing happened. I tried my key pad and nothing there either. Fortunately I had flipped the latch open on the front door before I left the house. A quick check showed that the outside outlet that the lights were plugged into was downstream of the GFCI in my garage. That GFCI also controlled the garage door opener, two lights inside the garage, two outside lights on each side of the garage, and an outside outlet in the rear of the house. I am puzzled as to why the garage opener is wired into the GFCI. I was always led to believe that you did not put most appliances on a GFCI for that very reason. Was it required that way due to code? Its a simple matter to move the 2 opener wires from the load side of the GFCI to the line side. Am I violating code if I do that?