Saturday, Dec 1, 1883 Awoke with a head ache caused by indigestion. I was cold all day yesterday while painting and I presume this retarded digestion. Staid in the house all forenoon to my great regret as the day was fine, what dear Gertrude and I used to call a Roman winter day, and I was anxious to finish my painting as I wish to go to N. Y. next week. After dinner I felt better and went to work and painted for a couple of hours. On Thursday Mrs. Ruggles (nee Carrie Barker[)] called here with her son and Mrs & Miss Elmendorf from Kingston with whom her son is staying having some position in the offices of the W. S. rail road. She had come down to attend Judge Schoonmakers party.