That's right - the 999th post on this Blog, just one away from that Grand total (pun intended). So what do I post? More Flash Gordon More Terrain Building, A Painting Article or a look-back at the last four years of Blogging?
No my 999th post is a warning, actually a story of what happened to me yesterday afternoon, while returning home from an appointment in Bromsgrove, Worcs.
As Sue and I were approaching Webb's Garden Centre, just off the M5. I decided that I needed some diesel and pulled into what I remember as a BP garage. The garage has changed ownership and is now a Shell station, no problems - just no Nectar points!
Having put just £20.00 in the tank, Sue waved to me saying that I had just filled up with 4 Star, "Don't be stupid, why would I have done such a silly thing."
While paying I asked the clerk, "Petrol, or Diesel?"
"Petrol, Sir." Was the reply........
Two hours later, the tank drained, a bill from the AA for £216.00 and then (to add insult to injury another fuel bill - as you should fill your tank after such an accident - to stop petrol vapours in the fuel tank) another £55.00.
Nearly £300.00 spent on a simple mistake.
And in case you are wondering, yes I am feeling sick!
So no modelling, no painting, no post full of images, just a warning. Be careful when filling your car the next time you are at the petrol station.
If the same should happen to you - DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES START THE ENGINE!