I went out to the van last night to drive over to Abbey Pub and watched a car go kinda sideways down the street in front of my house. Then I saw that my van's windshield had acquired that bumply clear ice glaze that doesn't like to come off easily.
I went back into the house and had a nice hot bowl of home-made black bean soup instead.
I'm told that a metal paint scraper is the way to address that windshield glaze ice. I have one and will test this theory.* My son has a can of windshield de-icer which he says works like a charm. It's toxic, though, and VW Vanagons are prone to rust in body seams. I'm gonna check with the Vanagon user group about this stuff before I start spraying it around, willy-nilly.
This morning's fog is supposed to blow off when the winds pick up around 10am. Little chance of precipitation after that. It's a good day to haul firewood.
It says here.
* Later that same day: Nope, the paint scraper is no more effective on the ice glaze than the plastic ice scraper I normally use.