Tuesday September 24th 1901 pleasant warm & Sunny Messenger & I worked all day at tile plumbing &c & he dug a tile drain north of kitchen & my bedroom & we will put tile in to carry off the Surface water of the north hill in a wet time Craig & his man Weiser came & both worked all the AM putting iron pipe & Craig finished in the Eve & we got the ditches partly filled I am very tired this Eve I worked to long & too hard tho I havnt done much we recd a letter from Mother & a Birth Card from Nora & Allie announcing the birth of a fine black headed boy named Leslie Carr Schwimley born yesterday about 9 AM Mother & child doing well I paid Messenger $1,25
Monday Sept 23 A pleasant warm Sunny day I went early & got N Messenger to Come & do some work we took all the tile out in the basement that connected with both water closets & will put in iron pipe we found the tile all in good Condition & doing the work as well as any pipe can do it but I wasn’t fully assured of this till we dug them out Craig came & disconnected the air pressure tank & helped move it & also helped move the Stove we got along well with the work tho I haven’t felt well all day Dan Bolding Called wants to be Co Treasurer
Friday September 20th, 1901 Cool & real cloudy no frost last night tho it was quite cold & I almost wished after I had gone to bed that we had covered & brought in the plants we recd a letter from Mother & Nora & wrote to them drayman brought 4 in iron pipe from Craig I went to see N Messenger about working for me not at home Vic called Roy by Hamiltons telephone to keep our colt up
Wednesday Oct 11 A pleasant day Carpenters finished east porch & commenced on portico I fixed foundation Snapped 2 loads corn & unloaded a load apples the painter is getting along well with the horse & appears to be doing a good job Mike Craig was maimed yesterday & the boys in the neighborhood gave him a huge Serenade last night. Mrs. Samson called.