We did not manage to get the air conditioner out, one reason being that it wasactually still plugged in in the bedroom. But we were able to remove one of theplastic panels on the side by basically breaking it. My daughter managed tobarely squeeze in through that small space between the window frame and theair conditioner, which was still firmly in place. She then unlocked the front door and let me in.At that point, we decided to go ahead and finish removing the air conditioner,as it seemed best not to leave that open space since it was, after all, November.So I took out the remaining screws and pushed open the window a bit while atthe same time realizing that was a bad idea, one, because there should havebeen another person on the outside of the window, as previously mentionedand, two, because the air conditioner was still plugged in (also previously men-tioned).I yelled for my daughter to help me, but it was too late. She arrived just in timeto see the air conditioner falling out of the window, collapsing the folding chair,and just hanging there by its cord. I asked my daughter to go outside, pick upthe air conditioner, and hold it up a bit while I unplugged it. This, she did and shemanaged to hold it while I ran out the back door, and then we carried it into thegarage together.Then we went to McDonald's (to celebrate not getting electrocuted or any-thing), carefully making sure the key was in our possession, not in the flower pot. We got some cheeseburgers through the drive-through.On the way home, my daughter asked me if I really had liked the movie wehad gone to the night before. I said, yes, I was quite sure it was the best vam-pire love story I had ever seen. She said she was just not so sure I really did likeit because, one, she remembered me telling her sister I had liked a movie thatshe had picked out, but then I had admitted later that I did not, and, two, I was just sitting there looking bored during most of the vampire movie. I reassuredher that I really had liked it.I asked her if she had appreciated the fact that I had not embarrassed her bypaying for our cheeseburgers entirely in pennies. She said yes she did appreci-ate that, but that I had embarrassed her at the movie by laughing too loud. I saidI wondered how I could have been laughing too loud when she had just claimedI was sitting there looking bored, but then again, maybe I was alternatingbetween these two different types of embarrassing parent behaviors. My daugh-ter agreed this was indeed the case.