Wednesday, January 22, 1896
Calm & almost clear. Red sunrise the storm over at last.
My tremendous cold beginning to let go. Nose fountain failing - lungs not so sore Coughed but little last night & slept fairly well. Have been reading incessantly, eyes a little sore.
X [Bean] paid $35 & int [interest] on note, $40 still due Wrote to Armes apologizing for not attending meeting of [guilds] & crafts
Heavy rain nearly all last night
Fair this morning half cloudy. Wind N [North]
Helen is this day 10 years old. & very happy. Had a fine celebration dinner May all her days be happy I fondly pray.
Clear mostly, & dry all day. Grimly foggy & black in the mid forenoon.
Mr Coleman-Braun, J. Swett & Bro [Brother] David came on business & broke my day badly[.] Hope soon to be well enough to work.
X David borrowed $100.
Saturday, January 25, 1896
Dark rainy morning. Stormy, water again standing on the flat hollows. No more fear of "dry yr [year]".
Very heavy rain until near noon, dry but cloudy P.M.
X Mr. F. Braun paid $130, rent in advance for one yr [year] of Barber Hills, - $140 to be paid for 2[n]d yr [year].
Heavy rain this P.M. The flat covered with sheets of water almost continuous. Fair at 9 PM.
X Loaned Mr Hogan $200. for 60 days. His address. 222 Haight, bet [between] Laguna & Buchanan
Lightening & thunder this eve [evening]
Stormy black roaring storm. V [Very] heavy rain last night. The creek over its banks for the first time this year. - Mostly fair in the P.M.
Invited and urged to lecture by President & Council of Mercantile Library. They offer $100. My bronchitis may prevent if nothing else.
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
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