With Texas suffering the worst freeze in nearly 30 years, a couple took in a delivery driver for several days after her car got stuck in their yard.
Chelsea Timmons told KXAN that she feels “amazing blessed” after she was able to stay in the couple’s home after her car got stuck during the winter storm. For five nights, Timmons was able to stay with Nina Richards and Doug Condon.
“They have not only helped me through the base of the storm but since I haven’t been able to make it back home, they pretty much won’t let me go,” Timmons said.
Timmons posted her experience on her official Facebook page. She explained how she was on her last delivery trip when her car got stuck. Road conditions worsened when she arrived at Richardson and Condon’s home.
When she drove down the hill “very cautiously,” the conditions made her lose control of the car, and that’s when she ended up in the yard.
“Luckily I didn’t have enough momentum to cause damage,” she wrote in the post. “I was safe, car was undamaged, their property was safe... but that tree was a goner!”
Timmons waited for a tow truck, and the couple allowed her to stay inside. However, AAA told Timmons that her location was “inaccessible due to current conditions.”
Uber, Lyft, and taxis were also unavailable due to the winter storm.
“Options dwindled and eventually the couple offered their guest bedroom to me for the night!” she wrote in the post. “These people let a complete STRANGER stay the night! Not only that but cooked me a STEAK DINNER! definitely not how I imagined my Valentine’s Day!”
Over the next several days, Timmons said she bonded with Richardson and Condon.
Luckily, she was eventually able to leave as she posted a photo of herself in her car. Timmons says she is so grateful for her “guardian angels.”