So, when I said that the electricians had fixed the kitchen lights? I lied. They now turn themselves on and off in different combinations, though.
However, the sort-of-apple-like mystery fruit on one of the backyard trees has very definitively ripened into Asian pears. I've just picked a dozen, and eaten one. It was delicious.
So, the score for today is Fruit Trees: 1, Electricians: 0.