Saturday, Dec 6, 1873- Yesterday I painted as usual and a little after three o'clock took a walk out to the "Roa-tina" The snow was nearly gone but there was ice in the roads and paths making the walking difficult. Poor little Pepper will not go with me any more. He seems to be ill and acts strangely since he was run over and is afraid of me evidently thinking I was the cause of his disaster. Annie and Lillie and Cornelia Ellis spent the day here. Today I have painted after helping get out the hall stove which had to be sent away for repairs. Gertrude and I took a walk around the end of the cemetary. The weather keeps just below the freezing point.