Well, our brief "cool spell" of mid to upper 90's is gone. Triple-digit heat will now be with us everyday for the next 120 days. Yes, that's one thing I did not know before our move here. On average it is over 100 degrees F for 120 days. The heat can climb to 120 degrees, but most of the time it is 108 to 115 degrees F. There are several other things I did not know about living in the desert. The merchants put pot holders on their door handles because they get so hot you can't touch them. Ditto for steering wheels. We cover our car seats with towels because the leather/vinyl is scorching hot. There is no such thing as a cold shower in the summer here. Water heaters are turned off because the temperature of the water coming out of the cold faucet is 105 degrees F unless you spend a thousand for a chiller. We use a lot of ice. Neighborhoods are like ghost towns in the summer because no one goes outside. You can go for months without seeing your neighbors. In the middle of summer it never goes below 90 degrees F at night, so forget about exercising out doors. The thing I dislike the most is keeping all the blinds closed all summer to keep out the heat so the A/C bill is not $600 a month. You come to hate the sun, and wake up thinking, "Oh, no. Not another sunny day!"