Connie Terwilliger – ISDN Voice Talent

July 22, 2009

It’s not even 8AM and the AC is blasting…

Filed under: Musings — Tags: , , — connieterwilliger @ 7:44 am

We’ve been having a heat wave here in San Diego. And most of us in older homes do not have central AC. I do have a tiny old airconditioner that I had someone build into the wall of my studio during the initial rennovation. It manages to cool things down a bit. But of course when it is on, it is impossible to record anything….projects or auditions.

It is also difficult to get to – I have to climb on the counter to reach the knob – which leaves bruises on my upper shins. So I’ve been so reluctant to climb up there that I’ve been letting the projects and auditions pile up a bit – then scrambling up to turn it off.

Amazing how fast the temperature rises! So, during this heat wave, I am wearing natural fibers – as little of them as I can get away with – no makeup – and taking lots of cool showers. I’m revaluating the idea of holding off until I get a bunch of things to record and change the process to – chill it down – turn it off – record a bit – turn it on – edit – and repeat.

This will simply require finding an easier way to get to the AC knob. There’s a perfect step-stool in my closet. If I snag it from there, it just means I won’t be able to reach some of my clothes during this heat wave. Bah – who needs clothes.



  1. could you not just unplug the unit without climbing the counter? …or perhaps install a toggle switch closer to the power outlet to spare your shins? just a lazy man’s thought.


    Comment by rowell gormon — July 23, 2009 @ 6:41 am

  2. The plug is way up on the wall at the same level as the air conditioner – so I would need to call the electrician. I dragged out the steop stool and it works much better now!

    Comment by connieterwilliger — July 23, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  3. Hi Connie. How about adding a wireless remote? With the typical window AC unit, it will not adjust the settings, yet would turn the entire unit on and off. It would go between the AC unit and the wall plug. Not cheap, but saves the knees.


    Comment by Larry Maizlish - Voices On Call — July 24, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    • You know – that is a great idea Larry! I went to Home Depot today and got one. Of course it was a two-pronger and I need a three-pronger, but I get the concept!

      Comment by connieterwilliger — July 24, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

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