Monday, May 18, 1885 Beautiful weather although a little too cold in the morning. Planted some sweet peas and went over to my house to look about. The rooms look very small over there and the house is somewhat dilapidated but it will only be a pleasure to put it in order. Staid with my father while Mary and Sara went to Kingston. Wrote to Janette. We all talk of the prospective sale of the place and have no misgivings that we will regret it. We are sure it is the wise thing to do. My father even who has generally been inclined not to sell is now anxious that Sam should take it. I came down by the evening train. Found a courteous reply from Mr. John Taylor Johnston to the note I sent him.