Disaster has struck. The sky is about to fall in and Rudd is back in government.
The coffee machine blew up. I was just in the process of cleaning it out when there was a loud crack, a puff of smoke and a very nearly wet pair of knickers. Closer inspection revealed a completely melted switch. To add to the inconvenience it happened right on morning tea time.
A quick trip to the local supermarket and twenty minutes later we were back with a coffee pod machine.
Three very decent coffees were made and equilibrium was restored. A quick search on eBay turned up a replacement switch for the Gaggia at a very reasonable price.
So the Gaggia will be fixed and the new pod machine will be put away for camping. Major crisis averted.