Friday, Jan 27, 1888 It was not nearly so cold this morning but the wind has again blown a gale all day and it has been difficult to keep the house comfortable. I wrote to Ortgies to find out if he has any definite information regarding the new law relating to Auctions. Wrote to Sara last night and to Thos. McEntee and went down to mail them. I had to wade, in some places nearly to my middle to reach the street as our road is drifted full and a great drift lies in the gateway. When I came back although the wind was blowing Tom and I shoveled out the road and worked until noon. It soon drifted full again however and will all have to be done over. This violent wind is most uncomfortable and I will be glad when it has spent its force. I am expecting Eastman tomorrow and hope it will be over before he comes. I went down in the evening and visited the Cantines. When I got back I found Bowyers satchel here. He went over to Girards and they went over to the slide. He staid here. He and his companions were to meet at the West Shore Station but they got left. Still very cold, just above zero at bed time.