Still no electricity. It's been great. I talked to Incompetent Ben Cormier, from National Grid, yesterday and he said he would push to get it done that day.
He has no influence.
I called again this morning to check on it, and the meter is still not in. Ben called me back a few minutes ago and told me it's at the top of the technicians list. It will, ahem, "likely" be installed today.
I asked him what the problem was, and he said the technician assigned to the job is also assigned to emergency work. Basically, if something else came up, he dropped my property down his list and helped someone else.
Let's hope that there are no emergencies today, so maybe, just possibly, that place can start drying out artificially.