The electrician came out and fixed the tripping (biting) breaker. I have the most important of the important things back up and running...however.
I still do not have a dishwasher. Or anything going to any of the kitchen outlets. The ones just outside the kitchen work fine, though.
And the electrician has no idea why the breaker's got power but the outlets don't. His best guess was a short somewhere. Or something. But there's no way he'd be able to fix it for us today. Or tomorrow. Or this week. Or next week. Because their company's running all the electricians' legs off, trying to keep people's AC units from killing their house.
The fix is going to be unhooking the current wire from everything, and running new wire. He said it won't be nearly as expensive as it could be, because the kitchen is very close to the panel.
So, right now, we're looking at mid-August, at best, before I can get that done. And will be hand-washing dishes until then (and using disposables for absolutely everything I can get away with using them for).
But this time, I have a stainless steel sink, and actual pressure in the pressure sprayer setting on my pull-down faucet for handwashing the dishes! Joy!
Okay, sarcasm done. That said, having a working sprayer does make things a little easier. The old one...barely dribbled.