given up the ghost, expired. In other words, it has stopped working.
This means that until I get a new one... same kind.... I'll have to go coffeeless.
Maybe some new readers (I like to think that I keep getting new readers; doesn't every blogger?) will want to suggest that I get an old-fashioned, non-electric percolator. Well, I can't use that kind. I need a coffee-maker that brews the coffee directly into the cup.