Thank you all for the nice hellos. The car is at the shop, and we're awaiting the diagnosis. I er, put a little bit of gas (petrol - ok, I'm an American) in instead of diesel and then ran the thing for 1km home. Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery stupid. I've read about it and now I just have to wait and see how much damage there is to our car. Only money after all. Husband has been very cool about this, as he is about most things.
On the plus side, I'm happy to be living in Switzerland where I can actually drive an Alfa - in the US I had a series of VW Jettas...pfft. And my last car in the US was an Audi TT - not bad, but the dog chewed the seatbelts. We bought the Alfa SW in part because she needed her own space in the car. And she is relatively well-behaved in the Alfa.
We drove several cars before we decided on the Alfa - at first we thought we were going to get BMW 1-er, but I didn't like it, and then we were going to get a dull and practical opel, but we decided to look at an Alfa, and here we are! So now I just hope it's ok. Sigh.......