I was putting some laundry into to machine and turned it on when I noticed it wasn't on the correct program. I turned it back off, changed the program and turned it back on. I heard a "thud" that was it. No more power to the laundrymachine. Strange...
I went over to my power box and sure enough two jumpers had turned themselves off, so I switched those back on and verified the rest : everything clear, yet I still had no power. When I turned on the light and that didn't work either I knew something else was seriously wrong.
The main power jumper was OK in my apartment, thus it had to be elsewhere, right? I first thought that maybe the block itself had lost power, but as the elevator and lights in the hallway operated normally, that couldn't be the case either. When I arrived in the basement, I noticed the power to my apartment was turned off completely, which is just the flick of a switch, so either something went wrong when I turned on and off the laundry machine, or someone has been in the basement and accidently turned off the wrong power box, or ran into it and flipped the switch without realizing it.
If I suddenly hear screams from inside the building somewhere, I guess someone just turned off the wrong box :)
Anyway, power is back, laptop is charging, fridge and freezer are cooling again, clocks have been re-set and things checked. Laundry is being done. I'm off to the supermarket now, but before I leave, I'll tell Olga to go vacuum my floor.