The Car Wash Life

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Dark Car Wash

Roy Foley had one of the busiest car washes I've ever seen. The car wash is about two miles from my house. Roy built the car wash himself - literally. He is a guy who built car washes. He knew how to design one, what equipment to use. He knew how to run one as well. Bill had chosen a great... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

$10 Is the Theme

Yesterday, there were two instances at Location B where the automatic touch-frees were spitting out a $10 bill a customer trying paying with. I had to swap those tens out with fives from our petty cash - we do not keep tens in it. The first ten looked fine. I checked it. It was not a counterfeit.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Price Shopping

Some Thursday highlights. This is one of those times where it really pays to price shop. Location C is in need of a new motor for one of its dryers. I emailed Washwell asking for a price on one. It was $1950. Dad himself did some shopping. He found a company that sells the exact same motor for $875.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Great Day to Be Off

We received freezing rain this morning. The roads are icy as a result. Today is a regularly scheduled off day. Even if it had been a workday, I know Dad would have told me to stay home, which I would be happy to oblige, because of the road conditions. Today is going to be a good day to stay inside.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Barrett Intrigue

Dad receive an email from Henry Barrett late yesterday afternoon. Henry said that he wants to sell the car wash Dad manages. He asked Dad if anyone he knows would have interest, including Dad and I. He relayed three general options: buying outright, rent-to-own and being open to other scenarios.... Sign in to see full entry.

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