Serendipity Sunday-Angels Among Us

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Serendipity Sunday-Angels Among Us

This is a short story.

We bought our first horse trailer yesterday.

The weather for the entire day was horrendous. Rain, cold, wind, totally not the kind of day you want to be picking up a large trailer and driving through rain torrents and windy roads for two hours one way. 

We braved most of it until we reached the last half hour of our journey home to our ranch. 

We're on a very narrow, two-lane "highway" (Hwy 47 going towards Mist, OR) that creeps up to an elevation of 1320 feet with sharp hairpin turns. Scary drop-offs, incredible slopes and alders that lean towards the road on the steep hillsides.

Treacherous at times. 

We're winding up the hill and a snow plow passes on the other side. A minute later we come upon a huge tree that had JUST fallen across the entire road.

My husband uttered an expletive. 

We were screwed. 

Not more than 15 seconds went by and a large dark green rig comes down the hill on the other side, stops, the youngish man gets out, grabs a chainsaw from the back, and lickety-split, takes care of the tree. Three of us pull the large chunks off to the side and we are all on our way in less than five minutes! 

Now, tell me there aren't angels among us????!!!!




Comments (24)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good afternoon, Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 wow...what a could have been really screwed on that one....

Dec 13, 2015 03:09 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Yeah, Barbara, and that was not exactly how Larry described it! 

Dec 13, 2015 08:44 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905   Sounds like a well prepared man in cool story

Dec 13, 2015 03:24 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Hannah, the funny thing was after we got back into the truck my husband informed me that he had thought about putting his new chainsaw in the truck that morning when we left, but he didn't. I'll bet he would have kicked himself to Kingdom Come if that fella hadn't come along!

Dec 13, 2015 08:45 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Indeed there are angels among us, so glad yours was available when you needed him.

Dec 13, 2015 03:47 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is great news Gayle, I love horses.

Dec 13, 2015 03:50 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Noah, and I'll have to pull a photo of my girl Pearl and share it! I will bring her in March most likely, as we have MUCH to do on prep work in and around the barn before bringing her. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:47 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Gayle - You guys are really getting some crappy weather. Glad you got through - nice looking trailer, btw.

Dec 13, 2015 04:04 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Yeah, Dick we definitely had flooding on our land this week and are re-thinking the areas for hay and sawdust in the barn!

Dec 13, 2015 08:48 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Yes, angels do come to our rescue - just not always in such a dramatic fashion!

Glad you made it home safely! 

Dec 13, 2015 04:16 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Even those tiny angel moments are appreciated, huh, Marte? 

Dec 13, 2015 08:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This has never happened to me but it is nice knowing that there are people out there willing to help others in distress.

Dec 13, 2015 04:33 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Well, then Joe, you haven't had to cash in on any of those available angels...yet. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:49 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Angels with cute butts are the best kind. Smiling  Love the new profile pic.

Dec 13, 2015 05:39 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Ya notice I didn't add that part, Sharon!!!!!

P.S. That photo was taken at The Birk on the night of our anniversary and Larry's b-day. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:49 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o'er the plains ;-)

Dec 13, 2015 07:03 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Oh, how I love that song, Mel! But, it's too high for me to sing. So, I'll have to just hear it in my head. So happy to see you here in the Rain!!!!!

Dec 13, 2015 08:51 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am really not sure why you didn't just get out and toss the tree to the side of the road, you are Super Woman, right?  I like your new profile picture!!!

Dec 13, 2015 08:04 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Well, Brian, I got right out of the truck and took over pulling the top of the tree while he zipped his way through it. Yes, I did help to move all of them, but if I'd been Super Woman, then I probably wouldn't have needed an angel and we ALL need them. 

Thx for liking my new pic! The other one was over a year old. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Gayle why am I not surprised an angel showed up exactly on time for you....hmmmm

Dec 13, 2015 12:25 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gayle how awesome, if you are good then good things happen to good people, first you did not get hit by the tree, then the young man appears and happens to have a chainsaw and the list goes on and on...on a side note love the new picture Endre

Dec 13, 2015 01:34 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. How does the saying go, "You don't always get what you want when you want it, but you always get what you need when you need it".

Dec 13, 2015 06:47 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nice story Gayle. I love reading post like this during the Holiday Season!!

Dec 13, 2015 11:15 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Lovely post, Gayle... Indeed, yes, there are angels among us! Nice horse trailer too! I've driven Highway 47 there a few times. Of course, during the summer and it was beautiful. I wouldn't want to be caught in a storm on much of that road, and I can't imagine trying to turn around with a trailer on much of it.

Dec 14, 2015 12:12 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Well, plain and simple, You Can't. We were sunk without the help of this man. And it was as if he showed up just to do this. Honestly, it was as if someone called him and said, "Hey, can you grab your chainsaw and go cut this down for these folks?"

Dec 14, 2015 12:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Great story Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 thank you for sahring it with us.

Dec 14, 2015 09:34 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Cool horse trailer, Gayle. I know there are angels among us! Glad you and Larry got home safe and sound.

Dec 14, 2015 01:31 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate


Dec 16, 2015 03:21 PM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Wow,, yes you are absolutely correct as there are angels who show up and save us in shape or fashion. I know it has happened to me. 

Dec 15, 2015 06:07 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Would love to hear the story, Bob!

Dec 16, 2015 03:21 PM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Isn't it great living in a rural lake community Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 .   Not quite as dramatic but a similar thing happened to me in a wind and rain storm a couple months ago.

Dec 16, 2015 12:42 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

I wouldn't give it up for anything!

Dec 16, 2015 03:20 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gayle, what a great story!  So does this mean that uttering explatives can really work?  Maybe I shouldn't stop muttering them!

Dec 17, 2015 11:45 AM