The Car Wash Life

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Less People Coming in

Back in August 2015, the Big Bank branch near Location D called me to ask for a meeting to assess my account, to make sure I was availing myself to all the services. I agreed to meet. During the meeting, where I ended up getting a credit card from the bank, Scott the branch manager at the time said... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Motorcycle Dad

For the first time in a good while, Dad is out riding his motorcycle. In early April, Dad hurt his knee, jumping up the waves from a crouched position at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. He ended up partially tearing his right leg's meniscus in the ocean at Myrtle Beach. He had surgery to repair the knee in... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Last decade was one of car wash expansion. This one has not seen any business. Dad entered the 21st Century with two properties. He owned and operated Location A. He was the landlord to Josh Gabber at Location Z. Dad himself leased Z from 1980 to 1983, then bought the property. A was acquired in... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Exceptionally Slow

Ask any Baltimore Area car wash operator, and that person will tell you it has been an exceptionally slow summer. Summer is normally slow for car washes this time of the year because there is no road salt or pollen. Many people prefer to wash their vehicles at home when it is warm. Making this... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Make His Life Easier

Believe it or not, my father for the longest time did not want me to make the car wash business my full-time job. He was similar to Pop Pop in that regard. Like Pop Pop, he wanted his son to have a nice, 9 to 5 suit-and-tie job. Unlike Pop Pop, Dad was not hostile to the idea of his son working... Sign in to see full entry.

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