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After a week of Aeropress coffee, I opened up, took apart and cleaned up a few key components of this old and much-loved espresso machine (I promise I polished it up afterwards, too). I think it still needs a descaling, but it seems to be pumping along once again. I’m so satisfied.

A water-spotted steel espresso machine with its top cover off, sitting on a gray countertop. Red-handled crescent wrench and pliers sit next to it and a large white mug with an H on it sits beneath the machine’s steam wand. Two water tubes lead out of the top of the machine into a reservoir behind it, and a mess of light blue and brown wires snake over the exposed boiler.

I drove early to Starbucks for this morning’s coffee, because my trust old Lelit machine appears to finally be out of magic. If today’s repair efforts fail, I guess I’ll be in the market for a new one.

This Iris is my first split and ortholinear keyboard, and I’m slowly, gradually getting used to typing on it. Getting back to work tomorrow will be interesting!

A top down view of a split ergonomic keyboard, the Iris. It has backlit keys on a white plastic top plate and dark blue keys with cyan legends. Beside the keyboard is a mug of coffee with a swirl of frothed milk on top, and an Apple Magic Trackpad sits next to the coffee.

A Lelit espresso machine photographed at an angle and showing a narrow depth of field with a blurred, small cup beside it.

I got an adapter and I’m excited to use my old Pentax lenses on my Fujifilm X-T30. (This is with the SMC FA 35mm)

A close-cropped photo of a green coffee cup sits beside an open Macbook in front of a glowing, electric fireplace.

My early morning routine this holiday week has been journaling and coffee by the fireplace. It’s a small, electric fire that doesn’t put out a lot of heat, but it warms my toes a bit when it’s cold.

A small orange coffee cup sits in a yellow metal patio table, beside a notebook and silver pen. The dawn light is gray due to clouds.

My morning routine of coffee and journaling on the front porch is pushed back a bit day by day as sunrise comes later and later. It rained a bit overnight and it’s lovely, cool and damp this particular morning.

The bright front entry of a coffe shop, with trees slightly shading its large sign, lit by morning sun from the side

I got coffee and breakfast with my sister, at Ogden’s Kaffee Mercantile yesterday morning. It’s a lovely spot in the neighborhood where I grew up.