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LAS14

(13,878 posts)
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 03:04 PM Apr 7

I want to share with as many people as possible!!!

Hubby (88) and I (80) got caught in the big northeastern snow storm for three days (without electricity!!). Our car was buried under maybe a foot of snow, and hidden behind a mountain plowed from the street. So we armed ourselves with shovels and started chipping and chopping away. After a half hour or so of oh-so-slow progress, a huge utility truck pulled up near us and two young men hopped out. They asked if they could help and we eagerly said "Yes!!!" It took them about 8 minutes to shovel us out and clear off the car. I asked if they'd get in trouble if I told their boss what a great favor they'd done for us. "Nope!" So I'm not only contacting Mitch and Mike's boss at Holland Power in Canada, I'm sharing this story with everyone I can think of! How wonderful it was for us to have been so good-deeded!!!

https://imgur.com/a/DvEkajH

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I want to share with as many people as possible!!! (Original Post) LAS14 Apr 7 OP
Nice. Elessar Zappa Apr 7 #1
Wonderful outcome. Basic LA Apr 7 #2
They are heroes wendyb-NC Apr 7 #3
Must be that Dudley DoRight blood bucolic_frolic Apr 7 #4
Dudley DoRight has cousins in the US, you know he does Hekate Apr 7 #9
Their mamas raised them right Bayard Apr 7 #5
This is the pic JoseBalow Apr 7 #6
Thanks! LAS14 Apr 7 #19
To get the picture to show JoseBalow Apr 7 #22
And thanks again! nt LAS14 Apr 7 #24
What a nice story! The local news said there were still 10,000 people in NH without power this a.m. Vinca Apr 7 #7
Nice! Hope you got thru the 3 days of no power without much problem. FailureToCommunicate Apr 7 #8
Thank you for my feel-good story of the day! I am so glad you & hubby are safe... Hekate Apr 7 #10
Love bobnicewander Apr 7 #11
There are some mighty nice people in this world! usonian Apr 7 #12
You know those little surveys they always want you to fill out just because you got to their website? planetc Apr 7 #13
how wonderful! Demsrule86 Apr 7 #14
I am sure they feel good about it.too. twodogsbarking Apr 7 #15
Where I come from, that's called "virtue rewarded." calimary Apr 7 #16
I LOVE THIS !!! fierywoman Apr 7 #17
Thank you so much for sharing this lovely bit of kindness with us. niyad Apr 7 #18
A beautiful story malaise Apr 7 #20
The kindness of these workers makes me smile LetMyPeopleVote Apr 7 #21
Kindness when you least expected it Saoirse9 Apr 7 #23
Sweet! Hope22 Apr 7 #25
I love this story! Many thanks to Mitch and Mike! liberalla Apr 8 #26
I could've used some help with this storm nuxvomica Apr 8 #27
Thanks for sharing this positive story! Very refreshing! nt Trueblue Texan Apr 8 #28
In my next life I'm going to be Canadian. You guys are the best!! OMGWTF Apr 8 #29
Good to hear the good news for a change! Glad you're ok Evolve Dammit Apr 8 #30
Thank you Mitch and Mike dai13sy Apr 8 #31
 

Basic LA

(2,047 posts)
2. Wonderful outcome.
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 03:09 PM
Apr 7

Scary, though, that you tried to do it yourselves. And long power outages are hell.

JoseBalow

(3,162 posts)
22. To get the picture to show
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 06:02 PM
Apr 7

you need to post the full path to the image file, including the file extension (.jpeg)

Go to the image, then Right-Click on it and Copy Image Link and paste that into your post.

(I left out the https:// here to get the link text to show, instead of the image: i.imgur.com/EqPczZy.jpeg)

Vinca

(50,411 posts)
7. What a nice story! The local news said there were still 10,000 people in NH without power this a.m.
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 03:49 PM
Apr 7

Apparently, crews have come from as far as California to help with the restoration. What a messy storm. Last week I had been hoping for an early start to the garden, now I'm trying to find the garden. LOL.

Hekate

(91,808 posts)
10. Thank you for my feel-good story of the day! I am so glad you & hubby are safe...
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 04:06 PM
Apr 7

And that you had this encounter.

usonian

(10,468 posts)
12. There are some mighty nice people in this world!
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 04:35 PM
Apr 7

During last year's monster storm in the Sierra Foothills, a neighbor of ours cut a tree that had fallen across our driveway, and then plowed that steep driveway , allowing propane to be delivered a few days later, as the tank was running near empty.

So happy that you got timely help.

planetc

(7,932 posts)
13. You know those little surveys they always want you to fill out just because you got to their website?
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 04:37 PM
Apr 7

I don't like to fill them out unless I got a particularly fine performance from the human being I finally got through to. Contractors of all kinds will also accept cookies, whether they're volunteer or paid. Of course if you had no power, they understood that cookie production was slow.

niyad

(115,153 posts)
18. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely bit of kindness with us.
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 05:10 PM
Apr 7

Helps keep my faith in humanity somewhere above zero! Blessings to those young men, and to you and your husband!

malaise

(271,002 posts)
20. A beautiful story
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 05:31 PM
Apr 7

A gas station attend once rescued one of my sisters from a wall of water and refused a reward.
There are good young folks everywhere.

Hope22

(2,008 posts)
25. Sweet!
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 11:15 PM
Apr 7

So glad you weathered the storm to come out and meet those two fine people! Lovely!😁💗💗

liberalla

(9,380 posts)
26. I love this story! Many thanks to Mitch and Mike!
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 12:51 AM
Apr 8

Are you back home and with power again now? I hope so!

nuxvomica

(12,573 posts)
27. I could've used some help with this storm
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 09:55 AM
Apr 8

We got about 8 inches of heavy, wet snow by Thursday morning, when I had a colonoscopy scheduled, and I had to clear out behind my driver's car after going through prep so I was starving and dehydrated, and couldn't use the snowblower because the snow was so heavy. When I was done, the plow came by and left another huge bank where I had just cleared. I shouted "Motherfucker!" at the plow driver but he probably couldn't hear me and/or didn't care.

When we got home after the procedure, I was all set to cook up a big meal but the power was out, though it came back a few hours later. I had a bologna sandwich instead. The next day, a neighbor showed me that a 90-foot pine between his and my house was cracking under the weight of the heavy snow. Fortunately, I was able to get a crew there within a few hours and they took down four trees that were endangering my house. It was an expensive storm.

I'm glad you got help!

dai13sy

(375 posts)
31. Thank you Mitch and Mike
Mon Apr 8, 2024, 02:49 PM
Apr 8

There are still kind and generous people in this world. Telling all of us about this just creates goodwill. Thank you for sharing. I'm going to share your post on my facebook page. I want people to know the good.

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