Monday night I set out to program the coffee maker such that I would have fresh brew upon arising from bed at oh-dark-thirty.
A quick glance revealed that something was amiss. There was no clock display. I verified that it was plugged in, and attempted to turn it on. No response. I made certain that the GFI was not tripped. Pushing down the knob on the toaster, which was plugged into the same outlet, quickly yielded glowing coils of heat. That ruled out a tripped breaker.
Growing desperate, I moved it to another outlet. Still dead. Saddened, I accepted the grim reality that there would be no coffee for me Tuesday morning, short of spending $3 at a latte stand, where the closest thing they have to coffee is something called an Americano, which tastes to me like diluted coffee.
Tuesday morning was rather grim.
Tuesday night, I happened to peer at the aforementioned coffee maker while I was in the kitchen. The clock was on. I quickly turned the knob to the on position. The red light was now illuminated. Salvation!!
Needless to say, I enjoyed a warm cup of joe during my morning commute. All was again right with the world.
I have no idea what was wrong on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Do appliances take vacations?