Thurs Oct 14 Not quite So cold wind NW Harvey Carr went away After breakfast I carried in much wood & chored & finally got Started to digging potatos & dug 8 ½ bu they are better than the first I dug Nellie came from Maudes this Eve Bryson paid Vic $12,50 one months rent up to Sept the first I drew the cash 12,50 & gave Mother $7,00 I got 15c Steak for dinner & 15c bacon this Eve Vic went to Moline with Rog he seems anxious to be on the go somewhere Mother helped me put the potatos in the cellar
Note: It is not like Isaac to write so little about his son, Harvey, who he hasn’t seen in some time. One reason for this may be that Isaac learned Harvey had separated from his wife, Sarah, and their three children. Just knowing Isaac through his journal entries, we could surmise that Isaac may not have been pleased. It was a very short visit — perhaps for this reason.