The code inspector came out shortly after lunch to inspect the electrical installation. He liked what he saw, and put a PASS sticker on the meter pan.
I came in and called Cleco, our electric service provider. Went through their spiel, and they told me that a service planner would be out within 24-48 hours to plan service.
Thinking that I would't hear from them today, I grabbed a wheelbarrow and went out to clear up some of the construction debris. I heard a vehicle in front of the building and was surprised to see a young fellow get out, claiming to be a service planner. We talked for a bit, and he told me that we'd snatch the power from a pole in my neighbor's yard (which is what I hoped they'd do), and that he'd get the service order turned in first thing tomorrow morning.
I asked him when I could reasonably expect to get service?
"Maybe, Friday," he said, "but more likely Monday or Tuesday."
I admit that I am a bit surprised. By early next week, I'll have power in my shop and I can start building the range.