A True Holiday Story .... After 41 years of a truly happy marriage, my wife passed away in late October. I have been completely devastated by her passing. To help me get through this, my younger sister and I were going to drive from Spokane down to Napa CA to be with family for Thanksgiving. We got out of Spokane before the snow hit there and thought as long as we stayed ahead of it, we would be okay. However ... we got as far as Eugene and discovered an unexpected big storm had reached Mount Shasta and the pass was closed. On Wednesday, with the forecast showing three more days of snow, we sadly decided not to chance it and instead return to Spokane. We got as far as The Dalles and stopped for gas. That's when the next bit of misfortune hit us .... after filling my vehicle with gas ...it wouldn't start. No slow turn of the motor ... just nothing. The gas station attendant pointed out that an auto repair shop was across the street (Precision Automotive) At first I was hoping it was a battery issue and they loaned me a "jump box" to see if I could get it started. But ... no go. Then we talked about how to get my SUV from the gas station to their shop. A quick call to AAA for towing revealed they were backed up and it would be at least 2 hours. It was already 3:00 in the afternoon. We knew this spelled trouble. Genuinely seeking to help us, the great folks at Precision took an unconventional approach and used an ATV with a strap to pull my vehicle over to their shop. (American ingenuity, yeah!) They confirmed it was my starter and actually found one in town. The next problem was time .... It was almost 3:30 by now and they were due to close at 5:00 pm. Again ... this is the day before Thanksgiving. To make matters more challenging, they already had another vehicle on the rack being worked on. We were informed, as one would expect, that they planned to close for the long weekend and not return until Monday. Wow! ... this was a lot to deal with, on top of everything else I was wrestling with. But these good folks saw a chance to help somebody who really needed it and they stepped up. A call was placed to the local resident whose car was already on the rack having multiple things done. Inquiring if they had to have that car back for the holiday, they said no. So ... these folks buttoned up that vehicle, pushed it off the rack and pushed mine in. They had to stay pass closing time ... but, God Bless them, they got it done! We made it back to Spokane and somehow found a flight to Napa and made it down to be with family on Thanksgiving day. My heartfelt thanks to Stormy Jermann, Diana Huskey and Henry Pokini. These are good people. Support them all you can.