Thursday, Jan 6, 1887 I slept badly and awoke with a headache and feeling sore from my fall yesterday and felt disinclined to much effort, but about 11 o'clock Sara who had been out to see Nannie returned with Jamie and proposed a ride over the river as the day was fine. It had snowed considerably in the night so that Tom was obliged to run his snow plough about the roads. He harnessed the team and Sara Jamie and I drove down for Nannie. We drove over the river on the ice the ferry boat having drawn off yesterday, and up almost to Rhinebeck village. The wind blew pretty sharply from the N. and the roads were heavy and drifted on the other side. We had to be home at 1 and reached there about that time. Tonight Sara and Jamie went over to the Toboggan slide and rode down several times. I felt too stiff and sore to go but remained at home and read. I am beginning to wonder how I am to pay my taxes, and anxiously await the first response to our advertisement.