Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Looking for Jack

I spoke too soon. Yesterday afternoon Olivier’s friend phoned him as he had a flat tyre and couldn’t find the jack to lift the car. So we very kindly lent him ours. Olivier came in an hour later with a bent jack.

Today, minus the half hour lie-in I was looking forward to, I have been out looking for a new jack (I should be so lucky!). Nowadays they make what I can only describe as a camping stove look alike. Rob phoned the Renault dealer and all he could offer was a new jack at 200€ and told rob to try the scrap merchant. There is one nearby so I dragged Olivier along with me and we got one for 10€ cash. Rob will collect it this evening as I didn’t have any cash. The nice man remembered that we used to have a Citroën 2 CV… twenty years ago.

6 comments:

john.g. said...

Sounds like a good deal!

Mary Lou said...

That sounds better than the 200E the dealer quoted you. ( Idont have that cute little E thingie!)

Dru Marland said...

Spares for Renaults cost an absolute fortune, don't they? -I had one that kept bursting into flames, which added excitement to driving but got too much in the end... I always fret when I lend tools to people. You know why, obviously.

cassie-b said...

Well, that was lucky - for being so unlucky. I don't suppose the friend will pay for the new jack.

Phyllis said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Be safe, and God Bless.

Anji said...

JohnG: It was and it brought back memories of my Dad's workshop.

Mary Lou: yes the '€' is cute!

Dru: I bet it was a renault4. I don't like anyone touching the tools in the house (MY tools) because they never come back.

Cas: It had crossed my mind that he might pay, but as Olivier was doing the labouring too....


Phyllis: Thank you and to you too.