Among the brave 5 percenters — the unlucky folks in the Lake Garda neighborhood who might not get power for days — there was little sympathy for Connecticut Light & Power's dramatic failure.
People can't work. There's no water. Toilets can't flush. One family set up a kitchen in the driveway. Others have fled to friends and family who have power.
And yet for a week, they kept hearing their power company say that the lights would be back on by Sunday night.
"I don't believe it,'' John Blasko replied when I told him that his neighborhood was inching a little closer to turning the electricity back on. "I don't trust [CL&P chief Jeffrey] Butler....