Helpful Homemaking tip...:
CMU blocks are becoming more and more popluar as a substitute for standard wood-framed exterios walling. They may cost more, but both contractors and homeowners are attracted to the heat-retention, durability, and strength of these blocks. Insulation for these blocks are foamed or pressed into the hollow centers, or applied as a stiff board to the surface in order to improve heat flow resistance. These useful blocks don't rot, don't get eaten by termites, and won't burn. Additionally, walls made from CMU's often bode well with other characteristics too, such as sound-dampening and reducing thermal swings.
In Plumber news...:
Master Plumber Licensure Examination Results (Philstar.com) - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 269 out of 652 passed the Master Plumber Licensure Examination given by the Board for Master Plumbers in the cities of Manila, Cebu and Davao this September 2005.