From the submitter:
WE Energies decided to cut off my power, so a few minor kludges later, the whole house has power, not shown is the extension cord with two male ends.
This is why I'm always scared to call Sears for an electrician. ~Not-So-Handy Andy
While most people praise fiber optic cable for it's low cost, little do they realize that shoe laces are a viable alternative.
Good thing he left that wire hanging there, now it'll be easier to yank out with your bare hands.