Monday, Oct 29, 1888 Went down town and after I returned painted the front porch and steps which kept me till noon. Tom has been picking the apples on my place, very slow and tedious work as the trees are so [tall?]. Went over to Chester St to see how the curbing is progressing. [?] is having the cellar for his house dug. Sara has been out collecting money for the "Home". Lucy came from N. Y. this evening arriving here just as we finished dinner. She has been gone [four?] weeks I believe.