Thursday, Feb 7, 1884 A most dreary day of mist rain and mud. I seem to be doing every thing except painting. My studies came from the Century and I hung them on my walls. I also began a drawing from my Academy picture for Kurtzs Academy notes. Downing came in just before dinner time. Went with Julia, Calvert and Cousin Nannie who is in town to a concert given by a Mrs. Andersen at Chickering hall. She sings in the choir of the church which the Donaldsons attend I think. It rained and the streets were in a most disagreeable state. A letter came from Mary Gifford in answer to my telegram saying she is threatned [sic] with one of her headaches and will come to Rondout next Saturday if convenient.