May 2, 1898

Plans are being drawn up for construction of the new house in Wellman and arrangements made with local craftsmen to do the work.  At this point in time, there were still five children of Isaac and Margaret’s living at home — Mary Isabelle (Belle), Maude Bertha, Nellie Glendora, Victor Carris and Leslie Lewis.

Monday May 2  Warm Cloudy & looks like rain  it rained some last night  Harve & I went down on the Creek & got Some timbers & I took them to Wellman & took Maude to her School & gave her 1,50 to pay tuition  I helped Waite & Co fix a bridge to the barn & met Albert Taylor & we got Some drawing paper at Longwells & he drew three plans for my Wellman house  we took (Taylor & I) dinner at Amanda’s  Lyman Bradford worked some for me digging to tap the water main.

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