softeyes, it's a very pleasant 80° right now, yeah, summers can be brutal, but it's a 'dry' heat (so's a blowtorch) but to be honest, I don't mind it. When visiting cooler climes I wear a sweat shirt, looking stupid. Typical desert rat.
Our central air isn't bad, even when it hits 120° degrees, we keep temps at a static setting (usually 78, good enough) , no ups or downs, it runs about $250 tops summer-wise, spring, fall and winter, nothing. Good insulation (blown-in cellulose). House is built for minimal upkeep as well and tightly constructed.
At the condo we lived in there were sometimes rats & mice in the walls who would occasionally find a way inside to visit.
BTW, cataracts can be easily fixed, had both done. No biggie except when they give you the mild anesthetic, my wife says I turn goofy.
Funny about heat here, first year we went to one of the pools, July, 120°, I get out and say to my wife "Look, goose bumps!" the body turns into a radiator.
If I recall correctly, you live in a nice area. Near the beach maybe?
We don't play golf, oh well. But the cart is good for cruising the community, decorate each year for the cart Christmas parade here too.
We love it, simple as pie. If you ever move here, a house warming hello will be in the cards.
Bleepin' desert rat retiree of climes yet to fry brains (knock on cactus).