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Generally Handy - Old Handy Man

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25 simbi per hour - Virtual OK

Re-use, Repair, Re-purpose and then . . . Recycle

I am a "jack of numerous trades and a master of none". I'm an old retired guy (67 yrs old) with a background in: basic auto mechanics (the old cars, not much knowledge about 1990 or newer); general construction (wood-working, some concrete, some roofing and gutters; welding, electrical, plumbing, painting, yard work, tree and shrub trimming, cable TV and internet etc).

"What to expect from me"? I work slowly and methodically. If you want something done quickly and "expertly" - I'm not your guy. I will generally research and think thru a project before I begin (best practices; latest materials and techniques, etc). I like to "think it thru"; be a problem solver - or a problem preventer (because I think it thru). Sometimes what we think we want - is not really what is best in a given situation - in the long term.

Because I do a lot of handy-man project research - that is another skill I can offer - virtually; providing advice for your handyman problem or project. I like to problem solve.

I prefer to work on projects that are close to home (Thornton / Northglenn).

Training & Qualifications


I am 67 years old - which "qualifies" for Social Security.
I don't really have any "master level" skills. In other words, I'm not an "expert" in any area, but over the course of the past 50 years I've worked in a variety of fields (auto repair, welding, construction, internet / TV broad-band cable installation, general maintenance, RTD bus driver, etc. I was school trained in welding and auto-repair, but that was many, many years ago and I consider these qualifications as "out of date".

Availability & Preferences


I'm retired; fairly open schedule.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Wilbur


Jacob provided Help with The Art of Conversation for Wilbur
Apr 15, 2017
Very nice and courteous. It was a pleasure talking to you.
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Mar 30, 2017
Will is such a great person and a hard worker. I am grateful to barter with him.
Ellynn received Package of Graphics from Wilbur
Feb 17, 2017
Wil goes above and beyond each time. I presented him with yet another new challenge and he delivered exactly what I was in need of. Thank You 🌞
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Feb 11, 2017
Wil did a great job painting my chicken coop. I am grateful for all his hard work.
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Feb 10, 2017
Wil is always great to work with. He is kind and thorough and very thoughtful. He does great work, and I look forward to working with him again soon. ...I would recomend him to anyone in need of a reliable handy man. show more
Ellynn received Package of Graphics from Wilbur
Jan 18, 2017
Wil is great to work with as always. He goes above and beyond with each task he completes. He downloaded and learned a new program for this monagram p...roject. I know my Bride friend will be pleased 😁 show more
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Jan 16, 2017
Wil is excellent to work with every time! My toddler, dog and chickens appreciate him as well. 👍🏼
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Jan 12, 2017
I highly recommend Wil. He is thoughtful and through.
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Dec 11, 2016
I am happy to share with Wil. He is kind very kind.
Ellynn received Hour of Generally Handy - Old Handy Man from Wilbur
Dec 11, 2016
I am extremely grateful for the work that Wil did for Me. He arrives when he says he will and does great work. I would recommend him, and look forward... to working with him again. show more


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The Art of Conversation
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About Wilbur Klick

I'm a 66 year old retired guy. Some of my current hobbies / pursuits are: photography; photo editing; graphic design; yoga; fitness; West Coast Swing; aikido and general handyman kinds of projec...ts. Simbi says I need to write more: My oh my - time flies - I just did a little math and it looks as though I've been in Colorado a little over 25 years. I've been a vagabond thru much of my life - since childhood; around the country and abroad; moved to Boulder from Santa Fe; lived in Boulder and Louisville for a year or two and then moved to the Denver metro area. I'm an agnostic - experimented with different beliefs; never committed to any; pretty secular, but I like new-age and metaphysical because I think magic and mystery is important. Or, as Ken Kesey put it: "I'm for mystery, not interpretive answers. … The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." I guess, not to put too much emphasis on it, I was on a sort of "spirit quest" for - to varying degrees - most of my younger life and into my 50s. I don't think I ever really "arrived". I've had to take time off, from time to time, to pay more attention to to things like food and shelter. Now, I suppose I'm approaching the possibility of putting myself back on the path . Joseph Campbell used to say "Follow your bliss". He wrote The Heroes Journey and The Power of Myth; among others. Campbell talked about heroes, warriors and journeys. Another book that influenced me in my thirties was The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Dan Millman). You may see a picture forming - a timid explorer on a "journey"; moving from one path to the next, stumbling toward the top of the mountain; stopping, sometimes for years, sheltering in huts and caves along the way. This has been a solitary journey. I am still "timid" in some ways; still "in the dark" in some ways. Maybe if I had another 50 years, I'd make it to the top of that mountain, but - and this is probably kind of important - it's really about the journey - "being" on the path. I'm not "intelligent" by any conventional definition. I'm a shy introvert. "If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him" - an old saying probably adapted from a zen koan. My road has been rocky and littered with dead ends and false profits. Blah-blah, blah-blah . . . blah-blah. Everyone - has their own path. Somebody much wiser than I once wrote: You put your whole self in You take your whole self out You put your whole self in And you shake it all about You do the hokey pokey And you turn yourself around That's what it's all about links: Joseph Campbell http://billmoyers.com/content/ep-1-joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-the-hero%E2%80%99s-adventure-audio/ Dan Millman speaks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mgq5cb3YS0 What is? can we get "Closer to Truth"? I want "answers" and "mystery" - I want it all. https://www.closertotruth.com/ show more

Open to other proposals
Wilbur Klick is looking for:
  • Learning
  • Healing Arts
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pilates
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Fitness
  • Music & Audio