Hershel Robinson wrote: > I was already laughing at the house vacuuming system. I have never heard of this. Actually, whole house vacuuming systems are not all that rare here in the US. A central vacuum is mounted in a garage or other utility area with piping run to areas of the house. The electrics are part of the tubing and low-voltage. You plug your tube with the vacuum attachment and do your vacuuming without noise or lugging of heavy things around. It isn't just for carpets, we mostly have wooden floors. Example: http://home.howstuffworks.com/central-vacuum.htm I didn't know your location. Israel reminds me of a post doc friend from Israel who moved back from North Carolina after his time was up. He crated all his family's possesions in all types of wood planks that he was going to use to build furniture later in Israel. I had a friend at a local saw mill who cut him black walnut, white oak, maple, and a number of other types of boards to make his crates. I always wondered what happened to him and his wood. I hope that it all got over the seas without someone prying off a few planks. Good luck on your new house. Photos, we need photos. -- Visit http://www.misshunt.com/ for fun and creative items including the famous Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnet, now available in velcro.