Tuesday, Nov 13, 1888 A bright, beautiful morning, but at 7:30 the mercury stood at 22 and the ground frozen. The carpenters came and have shingled all day having nearly finished the West side, the gable toward the west and half the south side by the Dormer window. I went down town after breakfast to try to see little Mike Murray but did not see him. I also went to Sam Coykendalls office to see him about Mike, but he was out of town. I got a letter from Alice saying her father and mother were coming on to N. Y. to attend the semi centennial of Mr. Chapins Church, this week and were to stay at the "Madrid" with Mrs. Youmans, formerly Miss Stickney. I also had a letter from Mr. Welles to whom I wrote a few days ago about the size he wished his picture. When I came home I wrote to Mr & Mrs. Sawyer to come and visit us while they were in N. Y. I also wrote to Mrs. Cassidy asking her if she would have my room cleaned and take care of it for me this winter. After lunch the day being so fine Sara and I walked to Kingston where I mailed my letters and we called on Mr. & Mrs. Van Slyke. Then we walked out to Golden Hill and called on Mr & Mrs. Cross. We returned through Wiltwyck Cemetery and and [sic] past the Toboggin Slide. After dinner we went down to John McEntees. He had gone to Connecticut but we spent the evening with Julia.