It was raining when I woke up this morning and has been at it almost all the day. The drouth[sic] is now broken and I hope will stay so. We have got some water in our cistern now. I practiced writing some this forenoon. Began to work up stairs finishing off the wood work, this afternoon. I went up town this evening to mail letters. I ordered a stove for use next fall an winter. Walked back with Mr. Huntington. Have been writing some this evening.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)