November 1st 1887
We begin to feel quite furnished. After long delay our furniture has come, our carpets are down and some curtains up. When the inside blinds are in and Mr. Frey sends the mantles and parquet flooring, we will be through. The parlor looks very pretty with a soft bordered rug and the piano and furniture looks so good and homelike. The bookcases and Walter’s desk make the library cozy and we have our plush sofa there. We have a pretty oak chamberset for the girls room and have yet to buy our best set.
The weather is charming now, though we have had some pretty cold days. Peter is planting potatoes and also digging some very nice ones. Our tomato vines are full of fruit and so nice, but as we have been treated to exceptional weather ever since we came I presume an exceptional frost will nip the hope we entertain of enjoying ripe tomatoes all winter.