Girl, now I'm laughing! And the house AC is okay right now, but I thought of you last week. You will appreciate this. He's driving us a fairly long distance, and I notice he lets the ac run awhile, then shuts it off, run awhile, then off, etc. I moved the vent and he shut it off. I thought he did that in response to me moving the vent, but he said , "no, I'm trying to get the MPG up to XX." There is some digital thing that calculates MPG as you drive. So. I asked. And got a very detailed explanation of engine mechanics and how gas mileage can be affected by the air compressor running. I don't know if it's true or not, and don't really care, at least his mind was occupied and this poor window unit here caught a break! Oh, did you know that if your vehicle comes up to the white line at a red light as the first car, if you hit it just right, you can magically make the light turn green faster? He says there are "sensors" in the painted white lines and if your vehicle tires hit just right you can trip them. Road trips are a blast! I asked a cop friend, and a dept. of trans. person about it who BOTH looked at me as if I had lost it. When I relayed that to H, he said, "well, they're not going to admit it, THEY don't want everyone to know! Funny, he's not nearly as protective of the heater!