The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
Sentinel-News 

The pains of home improvement

 

May 14, 2020

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

The pile of lathe and other wood parts removed from the editor's home office and laundry room dwarfed his 1-year-old daughter, Cecelia.

There used to be this novelty candy in the Nineties called a Wonder Ball. It was a spherical chocolate shell filled with more candy and other surprises like stickers. I never ate one, but I remember the commercial jingle vividly.

"Oh I wonder, wonder, hmm, I do...what's in my Wonder Ball? Who knows what surprises a Wonder Ball can hide? Yummy Nestlé chocolate with candy bits inside!"

I was reminded of that tune recently after plunging my crowbar into our home office ceiling. The surprise on the other side of the plaster and lathe wasn't candy, but a face full of ancient vermiculite insulat...



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