I am going on Two Years in the desert. The heat is just not that bad compared to Florida.
I lived in Florida for the last two plus decades and I can tell you with authority that humidity - or the lack there of - makes all the difference in the world in turns of comfort. Today was 117 in the Phoenix desert valley and when the humidity is @ but 5%, you know that it's something that you can learn to tolerate. . . . better than being in Florida.
I used to tell my snowbird clients that you get used to the humidity in FL during the summer months...especially after you live there for 20 years. But the real truth is that you can learn to live without humidity a whole lot easier even if the temps are @ 115 or above. BTW: You still do a lot of the same things...whether in FL or AZ... you go from air conditioning @ home to car to office to retail spaces to office to home to client's residence.... whether you are in FL or in AZ. And while you might traverse the distance with speed, at the end of the day, it seems it is still HOT in FL or in AZ. But one thing that is apparent.... without the humidity, it makes things a wee bit more tolerable. While I do miss the ocean... and I don't miss it that much... I don't certainly miss the Florida humidity at all.
Michael is an award winning interior designer based in Palm Desert, CA. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a member of the ASID College of Fellows.
As a Certified Aging In Place Specialist, he creates smart looking spaces that are safe and secure and create homes for a lifetime.
And with thirty plus years in the profession, he has honed his humor, elevated his passion for design and sharpened his wit to not take anything too seriously except his design work.