The electricians arrived and started making holes in the walls at proper counter height.
And that crazy old fuse box in the kitchen that still had some knob fuses has been removed.
And all those extra fuses have been relocated to the main breaker box. This was an upcharge. $$. Fail.
I now have a light fixture in the small hallway outside the bathroom.
Things are progressing, but slowly. Turns out the electrician crew did not run the outlet for my electric stove or move a light switch in the living room as requested. Fail again. They'll be back.