Currently, I'm in a state of shock. I think it's dead, Jim, and it's like I lost a limb.
Check it -- I was making cookie dough in my trusty Kitchen Aid mixer this afternoon. Because I got cocky, I stuck a spoon in to scrape the sides down without turning off the motor. The paddle hit the spoon and stopped. Dead. Oh, the pain.
Now there is a horrible, horrible noise -- a metal on metal sort of noise -- whenever you can get the motor to actually engage. Mostly, though, there is nothing. Just silence. Oh, the pain.
On the plus side, I didn't release the magic blue smoke. But, still, the prognosis is rather gray. I just want to sob.