Dropdowns close prematurely in IE

Page in question HERE.

My first time coding dropdown menus as part of the nav. If you scroll over “Getting Started” in the nav bar, a dropdown menu appears. In everything except IE (6&7), I am able to then mouse down and select an item from the dropdown. In IE, the dropdown disappears as soon as the mouse cursor leaves the “Getting Started” nav text. I haven’t been able to figure out how to solve this. Any help would be appreciated.

I just used this trick too and it has saved my life. Thank you so much. I was tearing my hair out.

The dropdown <ul>s need a background for IE to treat the gap above the first dropdown <li> as valid :

#nav li ul {
	position: absolute;
	width: 200px;
	left: -999em;
	[COLOR="Red"]background: #345F2C;[/COLOR]
}

As always: thanks a ton. I’m gonna hafta send you a check one of these days.