Wednesday, Jan 12, 1887 A letter from Mr. Wells the agent of the Studio Building tells me Butlers studio is likely to be vacated and asks me if I am still an applicant for it. Have written him I am, and have also written Butler that I want it if he leaves but not to hurry or change his plans on my account. Went to my studio and painted on my picture and on a portrait of dear Gertrude I began long ago. It was warmer today and thawed a little so that the toboggan slide was not used tonight. I wrote to Warren.