Today we had at least some progress towards normalcy. While talking to my friend M, she mentioned that our electrical contractor (she recommended these guys years ago) were at here house as we spoke. I dropped by and they agreed to come over and check out my downed power line. Luckily, there was no damage to the meter, panel or the conduit, so they were able to rehang the line.
We aren't out of the woods yet. First, the neighborhood still doesn't have power, and second, the city may still have to inspect the connection.
But it is progress. At the very least, we can take the dogs into the back yard.
On the down side, SOF's mom is back in the hospital and can use your good thoughts. We will keep you posted.