The Jervis McEntee Diaries - November 3, 1885

Diary Entry:

Tuesday, Nov 3, 1885 Went down town directly after breakfast and ordered the shingles and bought the nails etc. to shingle the wing of the house and they have been delivered today and the carpenter has promised to send two men tomorrow. Then after I got back we got my father ready and I took him down in the brick-board to the polls to vote. It was cold and windy but we were not gone long and both voted the Republican ticket. The rest of the day has been spent as usual doing a little of every thing and being troubled and worried over every thing. Sara went to Kingston and bought a piece of Linoleum for the hall and we put that down and also the carpet in the upper kitchen so that they can put up the stove. My father retired early. John McEntee and Fred Norton came up and spent the evening. I hope now the weather will permit of going on with the shingling. It is late to do such work but I have to what I can[,] not what I would.

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