Monday, Nov 12, 1888 Two men came this morning and began putting the shingles on the main part of the house. I mixed some Venetian red and painted the ridge boards so that they could dry before being put on. The day was cloudy and at times windy and I feared rain but it did not come. I went down town after lunch and ordered more paint and oil. I met little Michael Murray whom we wanted to send out West by the Childrens Aid Society. He said he would go and is to come up to see me on Wednesday but I doubt if he comes.