One thing everybody knows is that Texas is hot in the summertime. One summer, it was over 100 degrees for 21 days straight. The tar on the roads melted. I still have a pair of shoes with tar on them.
But, one thing they don't tell you is how cold the winters are, and that it snows a lot. One winter, it snowed six times in five weeks. It didn't melt. It just piled on. I lived 2 blocks from a grocery store and needed food. The temperature had gone down to 30 below zero. It took me twenty minutes to walk two blocks, because I couldn't breathe in the cold. I did get pretty adept in driving in it later on.
However, one snow was especially hard. I lived about 5 miles from my work. It snowed a lot, and I couldn't get my car out, so I called my work and asked them if they were open. They said yes, and for me to come on into work. I had to walk. The snow drifts were up to my hips. The cars weren't on the interstate that I would normally take, so I walked on that highway. It took a couple of hours to get to the mall, and my store. I finally got there around 2:30 and found that they had closed 20 minutes before I got there. This was long before cellphones. Maybe someone thought to invent them because of an event like this one. I was pretty mad, so I went into a restaurant in the mall that was open, and ate something before trudging back home. One of those life lessons--if the snow is too deep, don't go to work no matter how much you love your job.