My wife really looks forward to throwing her parties, and I look forward to hiding out in the basement man cave while she hosts them. I will do all of the manual labor, set up the tables or decorations, go buy the food and drinks, and everything else she may need, but when the party starts I go hide out in my man cave to watch sports and drink beer. I will do almost anything for her, but making small talk with her girlfriends is not one of those things. My man cave is fairly large, because I took over the entire basement. I have my own thermostat down here, so that I can best utilize the zone temperature controls for our central HVAC system. What this means, in more simple terms, is that I can set my own cooling levels separate from those upstairs. My wife could set her thermostat however she wanted for her party, it would not affect me down here. The only problem this time was that her thermostat stopped working, and no matter what she did she could not get the A/c to turn on. She was on the verge of panic when I made her a deal — she and her friends could go to the basement and enjoy the AC down there, but I got the rest of the house to myself for the evening. Once they all went downstairs, I changed out the batteries in the thermostat and turned the air conditioner back on. It really was that simple of a problem to fix.