Thursday, Jan 8, 1885 Painted and improved the foreground of my Winter. Hubbard saw the picture and was favorably impressed by it. How much of our satisfaction comes from the approbation of others. I did not work steadily all day. I wrote to Girard and sent a check for my fathers and Calverts taxes. My own will have to wait. I am obliged to let my own credit suffer in taking care of that of others. Attended our last meeting of the present board of trustees. I have been on the board since 1875. Collins, Marbury, Dusler, Oakley and I retire. We recognise the Newton interest in it. Let them see if they will get a more attentive board. Eastman and I walked over together. Ehringer has a grievance against him and was rude to him on Twelfth Night and he said that and one or two other disagreeable things rather spoiled his evening. I wrote to Janette Hubbard.