Living in the Frozen Tundra requires a fair amount of winterizing. Storm windows get replaced, drafts get sealed, propane gets delivered to the tank. Everything runs smooth, except this year our main door is super drafty. It requires major surgery and professional help--maybe even OT and psychoanalysis. Until spring when we can get it repaired and order replacement parts (we're talking the equivalent of implants, tummy tuck and lipsuction), we're making do with what I can find in the local hardware store: some foam sealant and weather stripping. Rather like putting a girdle, a wonder bra and some make up on our patient until we can get the real work done.
Pulling out my can of Pink Panther pink foam sealant, I filled the gaps letting the Arctic air through and when finished, read the label for storage instructions:
12. To store, leave trigger and tube on can and place in an upright position. To re-use cut off one inch of tip. Use remaining product within 30 days.
Following Owens Corning's instructions, I left the trigger and tube on and placed the can on the top shelf of a closet until I could finish insulating later.
The next day I opened the closet door and found this:
My kids are delighted. Meanwhile, the door is still drafty and I have what appears to be a bubble gum sculpture.