Monday, Sept 25, 1882 The masons finished today. My painter did not come as the weather was threatening and it rained in the afternoon. The papers are filled with accounts of the devastation of the great storm and floods. A letter from Downing telling me what pictures I have in my studio. I wrote to him and sent him Booths letter. Maurice still in seclusion. I cannot bear to see him. I get so indignant thinking what we have to endure that I try not to think of it. I dont think it right that one person should be allowed so to torment a whole household.