The Car Wash Life

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Burning Down the House

Early 2001. Now ready to build himself a car wash, Dad asked a realtor about properties that were available. The realtor told him of a property zoned for commercial use that had a house on it. Dad checked out the property that would become Location B. He saw it doing well. After a negotiation with... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Reasons to Build

2000. Businesses add locations because of good times. Dad wanting to build Location B was an exception. Location A had a great run in the 1990s. The car wash was doing well. The gasoline was doing well. The arrival of Wawa in 1999 caused A's gasoline business to collapse. Dad started thinking of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Everything Checked Out

Dad went to the hospital on Thursday morning and was released from there in the middle of yesterday afternoon. He went in with chest pains. He underwent a series of tests. Everything checked out, and he was released. I'm really glad that ended well, obviously. Recommended Reading Good Reason... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


There is a nifty feature I have found on Facebook for the businesses' page. A post doesn't have to be made right then and there; it can be scheduled to appear at whatever day and time I want it to. That's really great because if a great idea pops into my mind that would fit for another day, I can... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Building B

I'm in the mood to do a series. It has been a while since my last one. The series topic that popped into my mind was when Dad built Location B. Location B is unique in that it is the only car wash Dad has ever built. The process and the actual building of B took a year, lasting from January 2001 to... Sign in to see full entry.

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