New and Powerful Enterprise

Our son has decided that this is the summer he’s going to start his own business.  During the year he’s in college studying business but when classes are over he’s embarking on a powerwashing business: sidewalks, decks and driveways.  He’s purchased a powerwasher (also called a pressure washer) and eagerly started.

Son inspecting his new money-making machine.

He had some practice on the terrace and porch at The Glade. 

The pressure washer and accoutrements

His next area was the front walkway which is made of brick in a herringbone pattern.

Unfortunately the machine needs some repairs but gratefully is still under warranty.

Son along with Charlie thus far has been quite successful in the short interim he’s been in business pressure washing decks, patios, mobile homes, and the like. 

Oil and gas are expenses that must be tracked.

I hope he has a great time in his first entreprenureal enterprise.

Do you have a side gig that brings in an additional income stream? Any advice for the young man? (Not that he really wants advice.)


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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