Thursday, June 21, 2007

A few random bits of information

We painted our roof white. It's dropped the temperature inside the house by at least 10 degrees. Now the ceiling doesn't radiate heat all night long. If you haven't painted your roof white, now's the time. We did it at the beginning of last summer, and I was expecting it to last for a few years, but we needed to re-coat it again. Amazing thing, white paint.

On a related topic, here is the cover of the new issue of National Geographic. For those who heard the recent presentations by Bob Schwalbach on global warming, this will likely be an interesting read.

Finally, it's confirmed: Taste of India is coming back! Here is the sign at their new location, on Middle Road, just south of the Verizon building. They have an "Opening Soon" banner up, but no confirmed date. It's great to see they're returning.

One more thing. Today (or yesterday, I'm not sure officially) is the longest day of the year. I'm not sure why, but I'm always aware of the solstices and the equinoxes. Must have had some druids in my anscestry.


juan rojas camacho smith said...

Will any white paint do or did you use elastomeric paint?

Sure was a long day, today, wasn't it? Shortest day will be around December 21st.

Marianas Eye said...

Anything white is better than nothing white. Plain white paint will help, but the elastomeric stuff has extra reflecting particles (or something) in it, so it supposedly works better. I've used both.