The Car Wash Life

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Smooth, Where's the Part?, RFID No-Show

o far, things have been going smoothly on Dad's vacation. The only mishap occurred in Myrtle Beach, when Dad went into the ocean with his phone in tow. Before I went away on vacation on June 2, I ordered a part for Henry Barrett's car wash compressor and paid for it. The part was not shipped nor was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

History Repeats Itself

History has a way of repeating itself: Summer 2002. Dad took Ann to the pool my family and me belonged to at the time. "Remind me to take off my pager," Dad instructed Ann. Dad mainly used his pager at that point to receive error codes from Location B's automatic touch-frees. You know where this is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Some People Never Learn

About two years ago, Howard Booth and his wife declared bankruptcy. Howard had a tendency to buy vehicles and sell them when the debt outweighed the money owed. It accumulated to a point where it was too much debt for him to handle. Then the credit cards started being maxed out. Dad aided Howard... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Modems Galore

The office Internet at Location B was not working. Uh oh. While the mechanical room does have a computer, I cannot see outside from there. That would have made any internet work and fun a pain because I would have constantly had to go away from the computer to check on things. I called the Internet... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Nail Salon

Next to Location A is a house zoned for commercial use. For a long time, a hair salon was there. For a brief time, a nail salon. In early Fall 2008, Dad signed a 50-year lease with landlord William Schriefer. I witnessed the lease being signed. Dad's logic for doing the lease was to provide more... Sign in to see full entry.

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