It was a fine day. I went down to the village in the afternoon. Revd Mather called in to look at the Church and was very pleased with it. I also showed him the Library and we had a talk about book.s Duncan Knaggs sent the Church gate round that he made, and John Greenwood hauled it up to the Church.
After the Steamer went away, because she made a round trip to day, I painted some rails.
It rained a good deal last night and during the morning. Willie was working at the safe. I said at home.
It was a fine day, but dull towards afternoon.
Willie was working at his fence all day. After breakfast I went down to the Church and painted the remainder of the pickets for the front fence. C. Gravatt squared one of the gate posts.
Mr Shanan & Alex Matheson called in the Church in the afternoon and were very pleased with what they saw.
It was a fine day. We all went to Church in the Claim Hall in the afternoon, Revd Mather (Methodist) held service for the Presbyterians. He gave us a very good sermon.
After Church I bid good bye to Jim & Jane and walked home, I found Mr Woods there and he staid the night, Grace returned from Pakiri late last evening.
It was a very fine day. Willie was working at this fence. In the morning I went down to the Church and painted half of the pickets for the front fence. about 3pm I went home and got dressed and walked over to the Claim and staid the night with Jim and Jane.
It was a fine day. Grace went over to Mrs Jas Greenwoods and both of them went to Pakiri to a basket social to be held this evening in aid of wounded soldiers.
Willie went down to the Church in the morning and mixed some white paint for me, to paint the rails & pickets for the front fence, for the remainder of the day he was working at his fence. I was painting all day.
It was a very fine day. Willie, Grace & I wrote letters to Bert Wallace who is in a Howitzer corps fighting at Gallipoli, I posted the letter this morning, went down to the Steamer called in at the Church.
After I came home I went the other side of the hill and cut tea tree & cross-cutted puriri. Mr James Greenwood called in the afternoon and staid for tea.
In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.
It was a very fine day. Willie was splitting posts the other side of the hill, I went over there and was cutting tea tree and crosscutting the head of the puriri tree with short lengths for firewood. In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer and got the mail. Willie had a post card from Bert Wallace who is fighting at Gallipoli stating that he was quite well.
It was a very fine day. After breakfast I called at Willie Dunnings and then went on to Mr Glass to get him to audit the Organ accounts, on my way home I called down at the church to arrange with Mr woods about going to W. Dunnings this evening to play at cards.
It cleared up and it turned out a very fine day. Mr Woods & I left John Greenwoods at 9. am and arrived at our place at 10.20.
In the afternoon I went down to the village to get the mail.
Willie cut down a dry puriri tree the other side of the hill and sawed a pitt length off.