The masons have been at work at my chimney today and have nearly done except a little work on the m[?]. The man has been cutting trees during the forenoon and tomorrow I am to have my studio cleaned and ready to move in. I wrote to Mr. Pell and sent him Bayard Taylors "The bath". Had a postal card from Mrs. Morse regretting I did not come and telling me to come when I can. Aunt Anne & Mary were here to dinner and tea. A year ago today we had the pic-nic at Leggs Mills which Sara and Gertrude got up for Bowyer. I remember how pleased Gertrude was when I concluded to go. I am glad to have the memory of that lovely, happy day which she so thoroughly enjoyed and all the more that I was along.