Wednesday, Dec 3, 1873- Painted on my little Winter today. Gertrude went to the dress makers in Kingston and did not come home to dinner. After dinner I had the horse harnessed to the sleigh and I went after her to take a ride. We went out on the Saugerties road and crossed over to the Flat bush road near the church. A thaw set in today and it rained a little before we reached home but we had a nice ride.