Practiced writing again this forenoon and then worked so much this afternoon that I lost more that I gained in steadiness of nerve for writing. Kate has been cleaning plums today. We had a bushel, I think on the one tree. This afternoon I went to work and put up the eaves troughs on the front side of the house and made connections all around with the cistern. Grace Fitts was here visiting Kate and doing sewing on the machine. It has turned much warmer. I had a bad pain in my side this afternoon.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)