Friday, Nov 6, 1885 The shingling was finished today about 4 oclock. It has been a beautiful warm day. The mason came this forenoon and took down the chimney and relaid it but did not finish before dark. My father sat out on the porch in the sunshine and I drove him down to Rondout and up to Kingston to inquire about Genl. Smith who was no better. Sara had a letter from Lucy in which she says they will surely be home this winter. I had a letter from Miss Nesmith. Sara went to a party at Mrs. Cantines. I wrote a long letter to Mary and one to Downing.