Happy New Year – Dick hasn’t been drinking for several days, his ankles have gone down and everything looks possible! No hangovers to greet the New Year! Finished the bookcases in the library but no sign of the $300. However lots of other interesting things have cropped up. We went down to the Plaza + looked at the new place – it’s going to be great. Brought back some photographs + Leon’s painting. Had been going to stop + wish J + J a good year but Armando was over there + the cheer was liquid so we went to Ed + Casey’s instead. An accident at the Pecos + Russell intersection. Bad car damage but nobody hurt. We called the Sheriff. Had hamburgers for dinner + went to bed early + watched TV. Nice day. Scottty called all full of good spirits at a moment when I was feeling tired + let down and I think I was pretty dampening.