But... there was rain, freezing rain, sleet, ice, all sorts of nasty stuff that accumulated while I was inside playing video games, oblivious. I decided around 1am that it was time to venture out and check if things would work. It took a while to chip away at the layer of ice on the car, but I got it into acceptable shape and drove home without incident. Of course, I never got up above 35 MPH out of safety concern... and that was on the 55 MPH freeway! The 35 MPH surface streets, I did more like 20 MPH. So it took longer than usual to get home. But home safe is good.
But it makes me realize that I could definitely deal with that no-freezing-stuff L.A. climate.