Although I am quite busy right now, the past week’s events had to be documented somewhere! Fortunately Flash Friday restricts me to 55 words and no more – otherwise, believe me I could have written a novel! I will do my best to stick to 55 but what the hell – we all like a good read once in a while! I haven’t been taking part due to business so it will be an opportunity to touch base!
The gearbox “went” on the van! So we contact our mechanic friend and he tells us where to find one on the internet! Task assigned to moi! I find one – 03 model for diesel, manual. Arrives, last Thursday Mechanic chap collects together with the van and departs for workshop. Phone call Saturday afternoon – wrong gearbox. Phoned Internet chap up – yes wrong gearbox would send courier to collect. Monday. Monday comes – so does courier takes away wrong gearbox but no new gearbox. Internet chap promises “100% Mrs Nesbitt it will be there Tuesday!” Tuesday – no gearbox. Wednesday – no gearbox. Speaks to Internet chap telling him if gearbox has not arrived by 5pm order is cancelled! 5pm – no gearbox 5.30pm we are off to local breakers yard who happen to have 03 gearbox in – great! Dash over to Mechanic chap (oh did I mention he leaves for Thailand on Monday for 6 months?) So we arrive and lo and behold gearbox is wrong! 2003 was the year Citroen decided to change the gearbox of our model! Return home – Thursday hubby dashes to Mechanic chap to collect original gearbox and takes it to Breaker’s Yard and matches up replacement gearbox. He then hurries back to Mechanic chap who is now fitting it as we speak and phoned last night to say it will be ready by lunchtime today!
Total words = 224! Oh well! Hope it brought a smile anyway!
Watch this space!