It's telling that not once did it occur to me that the coffeemaker itself might be the problem.
There were no other lingering problems in the house (except this brief leak), and yet I continued to remind myself that I really should call an electrician some time to check out the electrical plug that obviously wasn't working anymore, obviously as a result of the "incident". In my defense, the coffeemaker was only a year and a half old - its predecessor lasted well over ten years, in four different houses, two cities.
Last night, I concluded that the electrical socket had entirely given up. Decided to move the coffeemaker to a different spot on the counter in the morning. This is a big deal - whenever we move and unpack a kitchen, the coffeemaker is placed first - the positioning of everything else follows the coffeemaker's lead. In my kitchen, one does not simply "move" a coffeemaker.
But moving it was cheaper and easier than calling an electrician for the obviously faulty socket. So this morning, I leisurely went outside and watered the sod. Talked to my neighbour. Repositioned lawn sprinklers. Went back inside. Moved the coffeemaker to a completely random spot on the counter.
It didn't work.
It's telling that while for weeks I had put off calling an electrician for a suspected electrical problem, it took me less than 5 minutes to brush my teeth and head out for a new coffeemaker. Really exposes my priority list, doesn't it?
Goodbye old friend.
Hello new one.