Sunday, Jan 27, 1884 Still cold and bright. After breakfast we took a ride out on the Saugerties road to the road beyond Leggs where we crossed over to the Flat bush road near the church and came home by the Alms house. The sleighing was perfection but the North wind was keen. Got home to dinner and spent the rest of the day in doors. My father seems well but without being at all depressed or sad he seems to like to sit alone a great deal. I think his increasing deafness renders it fatiguing to try to hear the ordinary conversation. He seems cheerful but I wish sometimes I could do more to interest him. Sara and Gussie think they see changes in him but I do not.