Howdy, Cactus! I’m a fellow natural desert rat, though as economic refugee, I moved out years ago … to SF Bay area(!) Mrs. Tec & I are in (long, slow) process of moving again, which is why I was so late to this party. Glad to have new input & wish you well in your preparations. Heat & cold are conditions people can live in … if prepared. My mental thermostat’s better set to enjoy a dry 120 F than a wet 0 F, but that’s just preference. Prepared, I can cope with either. Let us know how it goes.