Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 5, 2012

Pity the poor husband without do-it-yourself skills


I really didn’t know anything about foam but I had seen a TV commercial so I bought two cans.

She wanted me to fill a hole where an old water pipe had gone through the basement wall. I confidently pointed the can and sprayed . . . and sprayed . . .and sprayed. Finally, I ran out of foam.

I was feeling pretty good about my do-it-yourself skills until one of my kids came rushing in to say he had found something scary.

Hanging there on the outside wall was a large, pulsating yellow blob, getting bigger by the second.

And I also forgot to wear those plastic gloves.



Keith Kappes is a columnist for the Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at

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