Last year the side curtains on my bedroom ac just gave out. I had some sheetrock so cut that in tiles to jerry rig (side curtains are 82 bucks a side!). one day I was in the car at the bank drive through when I got a text from my upstairs neighbor. One of my two was sitting outside on top of the ac sunning herself. She had undone the tape on one side, behind the curtain where I could not see it, and made a little swinging door for herself. I have no idea how long she had been letting herself out there. Luckily I am first floor and have an awesome neighbor who got her back in, readjusted the tile the best she could, and got ahold of me right away.
Side curtains are still 82 bucks and I am still too far behind after a several years long lymphatic system ordeal, so I will be jerry rigging again, using more copious amounts of heavy duty electrical tape.
I am convinced people choose to have kids because they last longer. I am so sorry...I will mourn every one until the day I die.