Tuesday, Mar 13, 1883 Mary, Gussie, Downing, Girards wife and Charlie and little Girard took a ride. The wind blew from N. W. We went to Kingston to do some marketing and drove out on the Saugerties road to the road near Aunt Katrines where we crossed over to the Flat bush road and home by the Alms house. Every where they are cutting down the woods. The [?] woods just above the Flat bush hill are being cut to my sorrow. I came down by the 6.16 train crossing on the ferry boat which has a track through the ice. My visit home has been a most sad one for we are full of trouble and anxiety both on account of my mothers condition and our [?] financial condition. Still I was glad to be with my sisters as I always am. The look ahead seems full of trouble. Still real estate is coming into market and if we can [?] hold on until we can sell some of our property we will get along.