Saturday, Nov 10, 1883 Repaired the carriage house roof. Henry set out some strawberry plants and I sowed morning glory seeds over the root cellar. It rained in the afternoon. Mary and I went through a barrel of crockery over the carriage house looking for the bed stead casters. Showed her and Gussie my studies. I am almost surprised to see how cheerful and happy I am. I told my father yesterday I could not think of my dear mother without any other feeling than joy and thankfulness, even the sorrow for her absence has been obliterated by the sweet satisfactions of her last days. I know I shall miss her more later just as I did dear Gertrude but I try to keep busy and that helps us to bear our sorrows. My father had a letter from Mr. Jervis.