Homeowners Doug Condon and Nina Richardson checked on Timmons to attempt to assist get her Toyota Rav4 up the driveway, nevertheless it was caught. They invited her to attend for a tow truck inside their residence.”I’m simply extraordinarily lucky that that is the place my automotive crashed,” Timmons instructed CNN. “It was of their flower mattress. It wasn’t in a ditch. It wasn’t on the facet of the street … I used to be caught someplace secure and heat.”The dangerous climate continued rather a lot longer than any of them thought. Five days later, Timmons was nonetheless dwelling with the couple.Since Sunday, Texas has weathered a fierce storm that left cities with out energy, water and heat for thousands and thousands of people that aren’t used to this type of chilly. Amid the tales of individuals struggling to outlive, a number of tales of hope confirmed that Texas hospitality is the actual deal.Timmons, who lives three hours away in Houston, stated she makes weekly journeys to Austin as a result of the supply market there pays just a little extra. The 32-year-old picked up one final supply on Sunday because the snow picked up, pondering she would have time to make it residence.Waiting for a tow truck that by no means got hereShe’d struggled to drive into the hilly neighborhood at noon to ship the groceries, which have been already a day late and included steaks for the couple’s deliberate Valentine’s Day dinner.”I used to be happening very slowly, remembering to faucet my brake,” Timmons stated from her hosts’ residence in Austin. “I tapped extra aggressively and it simply nonetheless stored sliding. My coronary heart simply dropped as I simply slid proper in the direction of their home and I simply closed my eyes and simply prayed that I didn’t hit these individuals’s residence, that I didn’t harm my automotive. I simply knew — undoubtedly knew — if I hit their residence, that was my tip.”She texted the couple to allow them to know she was there with their groceries and that she was caught.Condon got here outdoors they usually tried to get her automotive up the steep driveway. Timmons stated she tried to attend in her automotive and name AAA for a tow, however Condon invited her inside.With no-contact deliveries,Timmons was used to sanitizing earlier than and after she dropped off the gadgets, along with carrying a masks and maintaining her distance, she stated.”They invited me inside and naturally, at that time, I used to be simply feeling very awkward coming right into a stranger’s residence. But they have been tremendous sort,” she stated. “When they invited me in, I sat with my masks of their kitchen for about two hours.”She stored calling for tow truck updates and went again out to her automotive to attend. A number of hours later, the towing service stated they would not be capable to make it to the world safely, as a result of storm, she stated.”As quickly as we discovered that AAA could not come and the situations have been getting worse, it appeared foolish to even think about that she would go to a lodge,” Richardson stated. “It did not even happen to us.”Richardson and Condon had simply obtained their first Covid-19 vaccine shot per week earlier than as a part of section 1B. The couple stated they weren’t going to let Timmons sit on the market within the chilly.Daytime turned to nighttime and shortly dinner was upon them. It was Valentine’s Day and the couple made steak with blue cheese, broccoli and a salad. It was a a lot better meal than Timmons imagined she’d be getting that evening, she stated.”That was undoubtedly not how I anticipated my Valentine’s Day to go,” Timmons stated with fun. “We had an amazing dinner and I sat, I used to be heat, I used to be fed and it was simply wonderful and I believed it was simply going to be for one evening, however right here I’m, day 5.”In the meantime, Timmons discovered that again at her condo in Houston, the facility had gone out. If she had actually made it residence, it could have merely been to dwell there with out energy.Each day, they might monitor the climate and Timmons and Condon tried to make progress on her automotive. They shoveled small elements of the driveway and tried to inch it again up, little by little.”We have been utilizing a brush and a spade to have the ability to clear the driveway as finest we may,” Condon stated. “We thought we had it cleared sufficient for her to have the ability to rise up. She acquired up about midway and acquired caught.”She tried to go away however hosts insisted she stayEvery time Timmons urged leaving to get a lodge room someplace, the couple apprehensive about what scenario she would discover herself in.”‘Our visitor bed room is best than the Hampton Inn,'” Timmons stated the couple instructed her. “‘If you allow, what are you going to eat? Are you certain you may make it there all the way in which?'”As the times went on, the group grew to become chummy and it was identical to Timmons was a visitor staying within the couple’s spare bed room.”We’ve had sort of an thrilling week with loopy climate and a shock visitor, which turned out to be fairly an pleasurable expertise,” Condon stated.The couple’s canines, Crosby and Haddie, quickly started sitting on Timmons’ mattress and snuggling as much as her.”She simply grew to become sort of a part of the household fairly rapidly,” Richardson stated.Timmons helped the couple put together meals. Someone would boil the pasta and another person would work on the opposite elements of the meal, Richardson stated.Timmons made a coconut cake to thank the couple. “We have been undoubtedly the beneficiaries of her baking,” Condon stated.For Condon and Richardson, they hope that others would have carried out the identical for a stranger needing assist.”We would hope that if our daughters have been in a scenario much like Chelsea, that there can be somebody that may deal with them like we handled Chelsea,” he stated. “I do not suppose we ever thought twice about it.”The couple and Timmons stated they plan on staying in contact. On Friday, the climate let up and Timmons safely made it residence to Houston on a sunny day with clear roads.”I’m so grateful that they weren’t solely in a position however prepared to let a whole stranger into their residence within the midst of a pandemic, within the midst of a storm … with no hesitation,” Timmons stated. “They simply opened their doorways, opened their residence and stated, ‘Come in and loosen up.'””I’m simply so grateful for them and so glad that that is the place I ended up out of all of the driveways on the earth,” she stated.