Thursday, Nov 15, 1888 It began to rain in the night and has rained steadily all day with the wind from the N. I saw it stated today that in twenty five years the earth had not been so soaked and saturated as it now is. It seems to rain half the time. Of course the carpenters did not come and shingling was suspended for the day. I put on my rubber coat and went down town, after lunch having answered Mr. Welles' letter. No communication from the Rev. Mr. Prendergast today, which under the circumstances I hardly expected. Have read in "Marius the Epicurean" today and this evening "Robert Elsmere". Sara had a letter from Tom McEntees wife yesterday in which she said Emmet and his wife had been there and that possibly they might come here.