Tuesday, Aug 28, 1883 The same autumnal temperature. There was frost in many places last night. Have been at work all day repairing my sketching umbrella and making a new sketching stool. Sara went up to High Falls this morning by the 7 oclk train to be gone several days. She felt the need of a little rest and recreation. She bears the confinement and her many duties heroically and I wish I could give her some recreation and entertainment. I think my mother decidedly improved and I am strongly in hopes she may get about again. She is in better spirits and laughs a great deal, her voice is stronger and she looks brighter and can move her hand and her leg considerably. My satchel was returned to me with all its contents today and I have written to Mr. Hoffman to find out who found it.