well, good golly gosh. There’s light in the living room downstairs. It’s like magic. Basically, the electrician took a working outlet, which appeared to be the only thing properly connected on that particular breaker, and ran a power line from that to the light switch near it, which was connected to the “grid”. So, basically, things are pretty much set, which is crazy, to be honest. Just out and out crazy. Cost another $350, which I’m gonna bill to the guy who initially installed it, but I don’t expect to get that money back.
Still, that, and knowing I’ll have a job again soon (more info forthcoming), really takes all the stress I was feeling off. It’s a great feeling.