Tuesday, Feb 10, 1885 A dense fog enveloped the city when I went over to breakfast but towards evening it grew cold and by midnight was intensely cold, so do we go from one extreme to another. My head felt badly and I did not paint much, the light being very bad besides. An encouraging letter came from Charlie Osman yesterday regarding the braid and I wrote Dunlap that some of it would soon come. Nicoll came in to get me to sign a call for a reception on March 7, here in our building. I signed it but I am not sure of the wisdom of doing it. Spent most of the evening at Marys reading "Lal" and later went around to the club.