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Hello, I’m Todd and will tell you right now. I work in the trades and not a English teacher so you will see mistakes in my writing. You have been warned. You can always look at 380handyman.com and I have more writing on that site. My family moved here in 1978 and my dad got out of the air force as a piolet to start his own business.
He got a piece of land with a fence kinda around it and we started. We built a house, cow barn, chicken house, a building to build roof trusses in and a building to hold bundles of lumber that was came in on a railroad and then moved to us. Yes, and I was around 11 at the time. Trust me I did not want to help every day to do all this.
But I pretty much had no choice. As everything was built we also started building houses in the winter to keep our employees working. Of course, I started branching out doing all kinds of things.Me and my buddy worked for his dad some doing remodeling. We were about 16 or 17 and we started biding doing roofs.
At the time we made pretty good money. Min wage was like 2.70 or 3.70 and we made 6.00 and hour we were like rich. Lolol. Form all that I have had a lot of business. I was doing painting to go to college. Moved to Florida to have an aluminum construction llc. I took a lot of text to get licensee there.
Not at all like Texas. To flush a toilet, you need a license. But the big thing is there are hurricanes down there. I pasted the general contractor text that allowed me to build up to a 3-story building. I never did. But outside of Chemistry in college, it was the 2nd hardest test I ever had to take. Anyway, I did that till the market dropped out.
Growing up in Texas we never really see recessions that much. But down there they were hit hard. Whole shopping centers with just one little business still in it. It got to where people were working for like gas money and food money. I came back to Texas and started doing remodeling again. Moved into being called a handyman.
I don’t like that term, but I do not contract out my work. So, I am not a contractor, and I am not a subcontractor. I don’t work for contractors. I don’t like chasing money. In the million things that I have done. I did a little show for the police department or i should say it was like a booth. I wish I had a photo of my both. Did not even look amateur.
It was like a chair. I think I might have had a little table. I got to talking with a cat group and I cannot even remember their name. To long story short a lady in Dallas asked me to make some portable cages that would fit in a mid-size SUV. And helped her make some walls at her house for cats. Never even knew about Catios.
Somehow all this lead to me making a cat enclosure a window Catio with a lady and we made it out of scrap stuff. Looked like crape. But the cats loved it she had 2 cats that were 19 years old. She had 4 but only 3 like going out. We set up a bird feeder off a ways. It was like a tv for them. She was so happy. I did not look that bad I did make it.
I did it free and with things, I had already. I was made with chicken wire. And some of it was rusty. And from there I put it on my website that I will build them. So, calls started coming in. I have a few photos of the few I made. The last one I made was for some pidgins. I also have made owl houses, A indoor turtle area. Yeah, turtle.
I have made a few Fish fountains and little ponds. Lots of bird houses. All this had been over 40 years. I have a big list of odd things I have done. But I am going to go with catios now. Cat enclosures, Shelves for inside your house for nick knacks, Indoor cat play areas, and art stretchers. I use to make them also. I am expanding a shop I have.
Since we build trusses, we have big buildings, so I have taken over part of one for the last 25 years for doing all kinds of things. But now going bigger. Ok, that is about me, I also like stacks of 100-dollar bills if you have any you are not using them. Or gold nuggets. And don’t forget about my zombie home proofing.
You just never know and you kinda see my evolution of trades. I have made barns, use to have a home automation business, cleaning business, Window, one time I even thought I would work for Lowes in their pro services the most boring job I ever had. 401k and insurance were not worth it. Also worked hurricanes, made outdoor fireplaces.
They were real fireplaces in cool designs, had a landscape company, Worked for Wolf nursery as a department head so I learned plants and chemicals. With my family we imported Brazilian music Drums, and stone cut birds, We had a plastic media blaster, before they came popular. we still have it and do classic cars for restoration. It takes the paint off them.
Furthermore, we use to have a contract with the U.S. Gov to repaint those blue mailboxes you drop mail in. Ok, that is enough. I could remember more but you don’t care. What you want is a Cat enclosure or pet enclosure. Catio, Deck Catio, window Catio box, Zombie proofing.
Catios of Texas
If you want I can come over and just tell you you’re doing a great job. I also have talked to a lot of people to stop being hoarders, I am also a volunteer and give back to people that need it. Hospice is one I like.
I also would do this type of work if I had enough money. I like it. I want to start a fund so clients can donate to and it will pay for the older lady that has no family or the woman with 2 kids and the husband just left her high and dry. Or a man that wife took off. I have seen that also.