Went home on Saturday. Sara and Gertrude went for the season. Sunday was a most lovely day. The snow nearly all gone except here and there a patch. Ice still running in the river but disappearing rapidly. Spent part of the day making a sketch of Lucy to replace Joe Tomkins picture. Couldn't keep a sad feeling that the next time I go home she and the children will be gone and we will probably never more see the baby as a baby. Came down this morning and have been making inquiries for Lucy about the trip to San Francisco.