Tuesday October 17th 2017Tim
search for good news, a positive attitude and a sense of
confidence in the future for those who may have the
misfortune to have to endure it, passive solar is the
secret for us attic dwellers endeavoring to get some
sort of assistance from our fingers when temperatures
sink into the unbearable levels. It's a sheet of Luan, a
quarter inch plywood culled from remaining stands
of tropical hardwoods and sold in hardware stores, which
the attic dweller then paints a matt black and hangs in
his sun facing window.
painted finish absorbs sunrays, converts them to heat that
rises and as it rises pulls in colder air from the floor.
The cycle becomes increasingly enthusiastic and by about
noon, non-daylight saving time, the fingers begin to suspect
that something is being done to improve their life
experience and they cautiously respond. The alternative to
this sort of Happy Harry search for finger functionality, is
to open the box of winter clothes, pull out core warming
vests, heavy shirts and jumpers. And in due course I might
well recall where I stowed that box, but I'm just not
prepared to hunt it down at the moment.