All said, things could have been worse. We have about an inch of ice on everything. The drive is as smooth and white as a skating rink. A layer of frozen rain covered the sleet. It is smooth and slick. Perhaps the neighbors hit the whole addition with a Zamboni machine in the night? The howling winds would have covered the noise. We did not lose power (yet), but some people on the next street did. Sucks to be them.
The local fishwrap was not at the end of the drive. Likely it was not delivered due to the weather. We got off easy -- The Windy City is getting hammered.