Our Hero


Meet Tim. Tim works for Laclede Gas. We called Laclede today to investigate a gas odor we discovered when we came home today. Tim to the rescue! Not only did he find the source of the leak (a $98 present left behind by melonhead Mr. Radiator, who left the gas turned on to the non-lit pilot light!), Tim actually TURNED ON THE BOILER FOR US. Oh yes he did. As I type, my fingers are in the process of defrosting. It’s a beautiful thing.

He was so great, so unassuming, so not trying to take advantage of us. He went beyond doing his job (figuring out the gas leak) and instead fixed everything. He told us we should be able to get another year out of the boiler, but that, of course, something could always happen (we’d know if there’s a leak if we go downstairs and see a bunch of water on the floor). Sounded like a fair warning, and a good plan.

We tried to pay him, but he wouldn’t take anything from us. We finally forced him to take $1 in quarters for a Diet Coke at the QT down the street. We told him he just restored the two years of my life that Mr. Radiator took away yesterday. We told him if we ever have a boy, we will name him Tim (kidding – we didn’t say that, but if we do ever have a boy, not only would it be a major surprise, but we really might name him Tim just in honor of tonight).

So, here we are: warming up, developing a plan to save up for a new boiler for next year, feeling the tension leaving my shoulders right now. Blessings.

Thanks for praying, as so many of you told us you were. The man pictured above is your answer…and ours.

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33 thoughts on “Our Hero

  1. Anne says:

    How wonderful!!! Don’t you just love it when you see a real act of kindness — and are the beneficiary of it?! Makes me want to hug Tim for helping you out. Of course, that would probably freak him out. šŸ™‚

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  2. Maddie says:

    I am so glad he did! We were freezing! Right mom? I am so glad that he came to save the day! Hooray! Hooray! I will give cheers to anyone who wants them! (kidding)! Hooray!

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  3. Amy P says:

    I love that he let you take a picture of him for your blog!
    Is M9(10?) really old enough to leave comments on your blog??? I feel like every day I realize how much people are growing up around me. crazy.

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  4. Mom says:

    We are praising God for Mr. Tim and the warmth you are experiencing. I had the ladies in my Women’s Bible Study class pray for this at 5:45P.M. We serve an awesome God and He deserves all our praise!

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  5. JoAnne says:

    Wow – I’m thrilled that you have heat now, though I can’t really feel it myself. We just turned off the A/C here, and I’m regretting it as I … ahem … “glow.”
    I’m with Amy on your oldest commenting. Gah. Am getting old.

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  6. JoAnne says:

    Wow – I’m thrilled that you have heat now, though I can’t really feel it myself. We just turned off the A/C here, and I’m regretting it as I … ahem … “glow.”
    I’m with Amy on your oldest commenting. Gah. Am getting old.

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  7. Keri says:

    Wahoo! There are still good people out there. We had a great experience with Laclede too. Praising God for some good news finally coming from your direction…

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  8. Keri says:

    Wahoo! There are still good people out there. We had a great experience with Laclede too. Praising God for some good news finally coming from your direction…

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  9. Michelle says:

    Gas men rule. In an attempt to save money, my husband and a friend hooked up our gas dryer (wrong). I smelled gas and called the gas company. Gas man came, told us we’d better be there or he’d have to break in, fixed the leak (wrong). I smelled gas again. This was at 10:00 pm. New gas man came. Husband went to bed. New gas man unhooked the incorrectly hooked up dryer and rehooked the entire thing up properly. And was glad to do it! (On a side note, this man was so tall he could actually just step over the dryer). Gas men rule.

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  10. Michelle says:

    Gas men rule. In an attempt to save money, my husband and a friend hooked up our gas dryer (wrong). I smelled gas and called the gas company. Gas man came, told us we’d better be there or he’d have to break in, fixed the leak (wrong). I smelled gas again. This was at 10:00 pm. New gas man came. Husband went to bed. New gas man unhooked the incorrectly hooked up dryer and rehooked the entire thing up properly. And was glad to do it! (On a side note, this man was so tall he could actually just step over the dryer). Gas men rule.

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