Thursday, Jan 12, 1888 Very Cold. 2 degrees below 0 this morning on our back porch. I wrote Mary yesterday to bring Calvert up here for quiet. Sara is hoping to go out to see Janette & Emily. I walked over to see the Toboggan slide which is a very fine one. There were 30 or 40 men at work finishing it. Went to see Mr. Sears the City Surveyor about grading Chester St. I met him on his way to Rondout and walked along with him. Am to go to his office tomorrow. Went over to the slide again towards sunset. It was cold but there was a beautiful sky and a charming winter landscape. The people were sliding and several wanted me to get on but with my lameness I feel timid and besides was not dressed for it. The sky indicated snow. Julia Dillon came up for a while today.