Saturday, Oct 27, 1888 It has rained all day gently and Tom has picked some apples in spite of the wet. The men came soon after breakfast and put in the pipe from the upper kitchen sink which took them until nearly noon. Meanwhile I went down town and paid our school tax, over $120, for the estate and for my self. Mary had sent me a check for her school tax which I also paid. When I came back we had lunch and after lunch I put on my painting clothes and finished painting the lower kitchen floor. After I had finished that I read Anna Karenina.