Friday, Feb 27, 1885 I had a letter from Sara this morning in which she says my father seems to be improving and she thinks he feels more hopeful. Also a letter from my Boston friend offering me $150 for the picture. I have written him I cannot accept but he can pay me $150 now and the balance at his convenience. It is snowing slightly this forenoon. Have not painted today. Wrote to Alice. Spent the evening at Marys and went to the club a short time.