They restrung the line in the backyard and they did some kind of patch work on the pole out front. They put this half a pole thing next to the broken pole and had wires going from it. The other wires are still just hanging there and the transformer thing is still on the ground, but they got me some power!
Now I'm waiting for Comcast... The power guys just left the Comcast cable laying in a heap on the ground. I called the 1-800 number and talked for a bit with the operator. Perhaps my foresight to call Comcast the day the line went down (1 week ago now) paid off, because they have me down in the books for the 5th already. So now to keep my fingers crossed that if they restring the line to the apartment everything will come through.
If not, I guess I'll be spending more time at work to stay in touch with things.
But HOORAH for electricity!!