Basically, my power went out. Long story short, it was restored within 30 minutes, after much hand-gesturing and the help--big help-- of our complex's maintenance man. But the experience made me decide to prioritize buying a new phone that can work on 4G so I have service outside my damn apartment, and getting more info immediately on what utility bills need to be paid when. More on this first true challenge in Chengdu later!
For now, I have power, literally and physically/emotionally/mentally, and I will focus on that! :-))