The Car Wash Life

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

#8: Closing the Store

May 2018. That was when we closed Location D's convenience store. Royal Farms opened a stone's throw away in December 2016. Business was killed. With a store losing money, the time had come to get out. Originally, the car wash club had to go inside to get a wash. Because of the closure, we put in an... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

#9: Royal Farms Letting Us Go

April 2020. That was when Royal Farms told Dad his services managing their sole self-service location were no longer needed. COVID had caused them to reevaluate the situation, and they decided to let Dad go. I, for one, was glad, and Dad found himself feeling relief. If I had it my way, Dad would... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 6, 2023


Before I went on vacation, Dad was able to take advantage of a program that enabled us to get LED lights at Location B for pennies on the dollar. The lights are looking really good. Not only did we get outside LED lights, but we also got LED lights inside our office and mechanical room. The indoor... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Ready to Work

I have vacations where I do not feel ready to go back to work; I want to keep on playing. Other times, I feel ready to go back to work, going so far as to chomping at the bit. With this week's vacation, I am chomping at the bit. As to why I am chomping at the bit, I feel super well-rested, and when... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

#10: Hiring Jake

Hiring Jake proved to be a great move. We hired Jake part-time in 2013. Howard Booth was a big proponent of hiring him. Howard and Jake had worked together for Ray Berkins. Jake's time with Ray ended when Jake got into a drunk-driving ATV accident, landing on his head, requiring surgeries and lots... Sign in to see full entry.

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