Saturday, Oct 27, 1883 It has been a grey, misty day. I worked in my studio all forenoon and forwarded my picture painting in the Hollyhocks and the wall etc. I am getting it together and then shall take the greatest pleasure in refining it. I think I work with much more certainty than I did a year ago. This afternoon I helped the carpenter pack Booths things for which he had made the boxes. Nearly all the things at the house are packed but the statues etc. down at the barn are to be attended to and he is to come again on Monday. A nice letter from Mr. Sawyer written by himself showing he again has the use of his eyes. A note from Grady & McKersen attempting to explain but all they could say was that not hearing from me they thought they were serving my interests in sending my picture.