The page for Wednesday, February 13th says:
Mail Day Arose at 7. Rained fearfully all last night. River very high at 6 A.M. Went to office. Did no work. Came home cleaned house. 12:30 off to Quasamambi to see clean-up. Saw it. Asked no questions. McKenzie said about a 30 hrs run. a/c of Swansborough - bad condition Yardage nor water could be estimated. Came home with Mr. Stapleton. He is bilious tonight. Put in letters for mail. J Gormley. Jno Ryan. Sister Demetria Anna. Must not forget description of canoe trip to the Sisters and, our houses. Likewise Father Carroll Harry Clark Bernard Kearns, C.F.X O'Brien. Rather tired myself. 2 days now to Quasamambi. Thermometer 72° to 88° Average at 1 oclock daily it does reach 94° Incubator from Mrs. C.G.F to be sent to my house to try my hand at it. Slow going here for sure. Truly a trial to remain here for a year. God is good - and all will come out OK. Good night - so tired. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- It’s very hot (and humid) – and it’s the middle of winter.
- It’s not even mid-February, and Nathaniel is already worrying about lasting the entire year. He arrived on January 25th – less than three weeks previously.