The ice turned the Jeep into an ice cube. At first glance, I figured it would take more than just a few minutes to get into the Jeep, let alone get enough ice off it to drive. But the driver's side door was shielded somewhat from the ice and I get that open right away. I could start the car and run the defrosters while I chipped away at the coating. The view from inside was not encouraging.
In anticipation of this problem, since I was aware last night we were to get sleet and freezing rain, I boiled 2 cups of water in the microwave, as well as made a full teapot of hot water, taking out just enough for my morning tea. I poured a cup of hot water on the windshield and started work. It took about 10 minutes of scraping but I got the window somewhat cleared.
The other cup went on the right side. Then, I refilled the measuring cup and poured 2 cups of hot water on the passenger window, which melted all the ice on that side. The city salt truck went by while I was outside scraping, so I knew the roads would be salted if a bit slippery. I was 10 minutes late to work but so was everyone else.
I'm on the fence about this. Do I prefer the scraping of the ice to this?
Beverage: Edinburgh's Finest tea