Wednesday, Oct 22, 1884 I worked a little in my studio this afternoon. It has been so warm that with the hall stove lighted we have had the doors and windows open most of the day. Julia Dillon was here at tea and stays here tonight. It is raining and there is every prospect of a long storm. I hoped to have got the carriage house roof on before it came. The man came tonight in the rain with the new parts of the kitchen stove which is all right now. I was so glad I gave him a liberal tip. My father seems as well as usual. I sent the Griffith & Kerr check to the Bank of the Metropolis today. I wrote to Joe last night telling him I would not trouble Sara with the contents of his letter and advising him as I did before to drop this annoying subject. I was very firm in my letter but I tried to say what I had to say kindly. I had a letter from Fred Sawyers wife apologising for not having let us hear from them since my mothers death.