The Car Wash Life

Monday, December 3, 2018

He'll Be Glad When the Year Ends

The other day, Dad said to me, "Man, I'll be glad when this year is over." From a business perspective, it hasn't been a good year, not with all of the rain we've received since late July. The good news is that we have a Car Wash Club, unlike back in the day, which does make these lean times easier... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Short of 30

The realization hit me the other day. When Dad closed Location D's convenience store back in May, it marked Dad being two months short of reaching his 30th year in the gasoline business. He acquired Location A, with its gas station, in July 1988. Even though, Location A became a rental on October 1,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Across from C

Royal Farms owns land across the street from Location C. The plan is to build a Royal Farms. That would be great for C. Royal Farms locations attract lot of people. That would put a lot of eyeballs on C, causing many customers to go, "I just go gas and/or whatever convenience store item I got." I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

No Truck Bay

Location B does not have a truck bay while Locations C and D do. Truck bays are an outside self-service wash that can fit tractor-trailers, RVs and buses. Location B is a tiny lot. It cannot fit those monstrous vehicles, so having one there was never an option. C and D do have the space to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoping the Pattern Breaks

Some Monday highlights. Yesterday was a rainy day. The rain ranged from misting to a downpour. Baltimore continues to add to its record rainfall for this year. With all of the rainy conditions of this year, I'm really amazed that we got snow nearly two weeks ago, and it didn't rain for nine days... Sign in to see full entry.

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