And everyone went running! Actually, this isn't the first time that this has happened. I don't take the chance anymore and place it on the floor, but darling hubby made the bread this morning and didn't bother and sure enough, while everyone was busy in another room, the breadmaker decided to start hopping again. And then there was a crash.
Darling daughter got to it first. She picked everything off the floor, dusted off the dough and placed it back into the chamber. It's a good thing that I had swept the floor this morning!! Anyway, we plugged in the machine and kept fingers crossed and sure enough... it started up.
Actually, we have been waiting for the machine to quietly die after all of the abuse it has taken and we have another breadmaker waiting in the basement to take over! It seems that the old one isn't ready to give up it's leadership role!!