Wednesday, Dec 10, 1884 Went down to Water St this morning and bought a stove called the "Hub Art Stove" for which I paid $32. I think it a very nice one but I deeply regret having to dispense with my open wood fire. When I got back I went to work at the brook scene I painted last spring called "Midsummer" and have entirely changed it. I feel encouraged about it and hope to make a good picture of it. How much better I feel when I am at work and accomplishing something. The future looks brighter and I can think of my work and not my worries.