Helpful Homemaking tip...:
Do you have a discolored or otherwise (unintentionally) stained wooden deck? There are quite a few products available to cope with this. Commercially available liquid concentrates and powders contain a non-chlorine bleack or oxalic acid base, often times with a detergent mixed in. Products that are bleach-based eliminate molds and milders. Acidic solutions can handle stains and wood-graying. Other products will darken redwood, cedar, and similar woods, so do your best to test on an inconspicuous spot beforehand. Make sure to wear the proper gear too: goggles, work clothes, and rubber gloves, as some of these chemical are quite toxic.
In Plumber news...:
Plumber turns to fragile art of stained glass (New York Newsday) - A Greenwich plumber decided one day last spring that he wanted to be a stained glass artist. Never mind that he'd never taken an art class, never worked with stained glass and is color blind.