Wednesday, July 30, 1884 The clouds cleared away this morning and we have had a most lovely day. I am "loafing" literally. My hands were in a dreadful condition from working at all sorts of things and now that I hope to get away soon to sketch I refrain from working with my hands as much as possible. I am waiting for Turck to make his settlement on the lot he purchased. Girard told me it was all arranged and we are expecting each day that the money will be paid. I shall go directly after that. I received a letter from Booth today from Newport. He speaks very strongly about Bowyer and his neglect to attend to the business affairs between them and is so dissatisfied with his apparent neglect that I thought it important to write at once to Bowyer and let him understand the situation. It has troubled me a great deal. Booth tells me not to trouble about my own indebtedness, but he seems to be short of money and I am worried. His letter was very friendly and somewhat dispondent [sic] concerning his profession.