Monday, 19 March 2012

Jiggity Jig

Yay!!

When we arrived at Jean-Louis' on Saturday afternoon, things didn't look good. When Célestine's restoration was done there were one or two corners cut: nothing serious, but things like nuts and bolts not being greased, and old and almost dead wires being reused instead of being replaced. This meant that the process of putting everything together again was taking longer than it should have.

We hadn't reckoned, however, with the powers of a man on a mission. By 7.30 we were on the road, and the everything was feeling tight and precise.

First thing to do was to give some love
That always makes her smile
I don't recommend you ever break a gearbox in your Traction Avant, but if you do, we know the right man.

Simon

16 comments:

Jean said...

I bet you were smiling too.

Tim said...

Glad to see her back... oh, and her front! That explains the glow from Preuilly way despite yesterday's gloom, hail and rain... it was the warmth of your smiles as you welcomed the Lady back home.

The WV is "rtGet porrge"... who needs to get a Porrge when you've got a Citroën... especially a Traction Avant.

Tim said...

And just in time for the Autobourse next weekend!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant news and big sighs of relief I expect!

A & C

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Great to see the lady back on the road...

Leon and Sue Sims said...

CELESTINE IS ONCE MORE CELESTIAL

Carolyn said...

Celestine is looking good!

Sheila said...

She does look lovely. Are there
no requirements for her to have
a numbered plate -- just Celestine?

Liselle said...

Wonderful news. Bet you are glad to have her home.

Niall & Antoinette said...

Ah she looks super! Bet you are very pleased to have her home :-)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your 'Traction' will resume leading your enterprise form the front as it were. Very good news.

John

GaynorB said...

Celestine looks wonderful and pleased to be home!

Andres said...

Simply stunning, the home is complete again.

Simon said...

Thanks everyone - we are all well pleased.

Sheila - the wonders of photoshop :¬)

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Where is the Autobourse held this weekend... Col

Simon said...

C&E - the bourse is at Chatellerault showground - it's a biggies, too. A&C you might like to note as well :¬)