Louisa makes her diary entries in the evening in the upstairs bedroom she shares with her sister Phebe. The room evidently affords a view to the southwest, where the "avenue" ascends from the Cole Harbour Road. Her writing area may be near the window at which at other times she likes to sit and, perhaps while reading, keep an eye on the comings and goings on the road below.

On some nights she must curtail her writing for the cold (O23 ); on other nights, because her "candle is most out." (S25 )