I'm a whole lot older now. And I've noticed that I'm getting to be as timid about some new stuff as my parents were as they got older. Okay, not quite as bad, but I am more cautious. I'm retired, for one thing. Living on a pension and SSI. And if I trash a computer or cell phone or something, I may not be able to buy a new one for a good long while.
When designing a house, architects and their clients often talk about hopes and dreams of the style, size, and ambience of the house they will ultimately call home. Seldom discussed, but always on the mind of the designer, is how to design a home that will withstand as much harsh treatment as Mother Nature can dish out.