Monday, Aug 24, 1885 Took Park down to the South Rondout ferry for a bath and went to the Post Office. No word from Mrs. Warren. I begin to fear there may be some difficulty about the picture for I certainly ought to have had some word before this time. Saw John McEntee and he now thinks he will not be able to go to the head of the Rondout. I am disappointed for I want to go there to take a look at the stream with a view to sketching. It was very hot and close this morning and all forenoon. I went to Kingston taking my father along, to pay Luke M[?] blacksmith bill. This afternoon we have had a succession of heavy thunder showers the lightning striking in Kingston. A shower is passing now as I write. Wrote to Miss Nesmith this afternoon and to Bowyer. I am not as busily employed as I would like to be and begin to wish I were sketching. Am greatly enjoying reading again Taines Voyage en Italie.