Do you ever feel like…

…it’s 1989 in Berlin, Germany? No, probably not, but I do. Why? The Iron Curtain is falling! We are currently in a state of “partial power.” “Partial Power” is not a THING. It does not exist in the real world. Partial power means: 

The first floor has full power

The second floor has half power

The third floor has no power

The light in the bathroom works, but the bathroom outlets do not

The lights flicker and sometimes die

Our generator looks like it was a 3rd grader’s science fair project

NOT A THING. Dear CL&P (Connecticut Light & Power for those of you not affected by Snowpocalypse), please get your shit together. 

Behind the Iron Curtain by the Numbers

30 Hanukkah Candles

1 flashlight

3 Packs of Trail Mix

1 Box of Poptarts

1 Can Waterless Shampoo (as yet unopened) 

2 pairs of Gloves 

3 Knitting Projects

1 Self-filtering water bottle

2 Lighters

40 pairs hand-warmers

12 Great Friends AKA my a cappella group

1,000,000 fantastic Blackout quotes

1 Dream involving percentages

Roughly 30 hours spent in Sci Li

4 full days without power thus far

4 more days possibly

2 dorms evacuated

1 library open for 24-hour shelter

1 adventure, continuing on