So the scorpion problem is evidently not going away if I ignore it long enough. Just kidding, I wasn't ignoring it - but we are definitely hitting it with the "big guns" now that we have found so many in such a short amount of time. That involves cutting any branches off trees overhanging the house, eradicating any dead leaves/foliage, more frequent pest control (doing this whole song and dance), and so on. I won't bore you with the details, but it hasn't really made me appreciate Arizona more.
Then last week, our air conditioning went out. In August. In Arizona. Thanks to nothing short of a miracle, the entire two nights and one day that we were without it, the temperature outside never rose above 90 degrees. The humidity, on the other hand, was hovering just below 50% the entire time thanks to insane monsoon rains this summer. We camped out at stores and the church building during the day. At night, I lay awake melting, while my kids were huddled under blankets because they swore they were freezing cold in the house (it was 87 degrees inside, super humid, and zero air flow).