Friday, Dec 5, 1884 The painter finished about noon to my great relief and I went immediately to work to put my carpet down and try to get in something like order. Sara came over and helped me all afternoon and we accomplished a great deal. Still the task of getting rid of things seems almost hopeless. I shall have to send a lot more up into the country. We were both very tired at night. Mrs. Stoddard and Lorry called on Sara. Lorry has gone on the stage at Dalys Theatre and nightly as a beginning makes his appearance in one of the scenes dressed in evening suit as a "guest" but says nothing. Poor old Russell the carman died last week on Tuesday I heard.