Saturday, Nov 21, 1885 Wood came in this forenoon and spoke very encouragingly of my Shokan picture I have been repainting. He had been up to the Academy and told me this is "buyers day" which I was not aware of. He said he heard a gentleman ask the price of my picture. Julia Dillon told Mary it looked very finely and she seemed particularly struck with it. In times like these a little comfort of this nature is very grateful. I painted a little on my picture and went home by the 4 o'clock train. Found my father waiting for me and apparently looking forward to my coming with great interest. Sara told me more fully her conversation with Mrs. Overbagh and says she told her that Mrs. Coykendall she thought had fully made up her mind that they were to have our place.