Tuesday, Oct 23, 1883 We moved the old wood-house, on the wagon in sections this morning and tonight it is in its new position all ready to put the sheathing on for the shingles. I went down town during the forenoon to purchase shingles, nails and many other things. It is nearly two months since I was there. The place had quite a city air with the new Cornell building approaching completion. The streets were all dug up laying the water pipes and there was an air of business and prosperity. I trimmed the Spitzenbergh apple tree down at the end of the garden. It has been a grey day and tonight it is raining. A letter from Booth mainly about his things which I am to send, also a letter from Conkey in which he says a letter from his friend in Detroit who had spoken of buying my picture then, had written him that he was in the exhibition a few days ago and it was marked "sold" which I hope is true although I have not heard of it from the Exhibition people.