STAGES OF GOING THROUGH A POWER OUTAGE

  1. 1.
    Power goes out.
  2. 2.
    You break out the flashlights.
  3. 3.
    You break out the candles.
  4. 4.
    You curl up and read a book.
  5. 5.
    You consider the possibility that this might be the end of days and that you should probably leave one of the toilets untouched in case you have to use it as a source of fresh water in the likely event that the frugal amounts of water in the sink pipes run dry. You also consider the fact that you would die if transported back to colonial times.
  6. 6.
    Power comes back on.