Tuesday, Dec 29, 1885 I was obliged to go and order another stretcher [for my?] water color drawing after waiting all this time. It came [at?] noon and I went immediately at work to stretch the paper [?] as soon as possible began my picture and have worked steadily upon it all day. Marion went out to spent the evening and Calvert and I talked together until nearly 9 o'clock when I went and called [at?] the Stoddards staying until 11 oclock. I had a very satisfactory and [pleasant?] visit.