August 31, 1918
Have had no letter from you this week but there is American mail tomorrow so perhaps I'll have one.
Have you decided on your plans for the winter yet. I wish you would get them settler. Are you going to live Mrs.Harrington
There is not much new from here. I expect to be put on a week's brush-up course in signalling soon as it is quite a while since I qualified.
Had a letter from Herman today. He wants me to go to Aldershot & see him but owing to finances am unable to go till pay day. However it doesn't do any harm to be broke. I had my best tunic dry-cleaned & pressed & that broke me. Now if I can only get another leave before I go across so as to make some use of it, I will be perfectly satisfied, but I doubt it.
Isn't this writing awful. Well it can be perfectly explained by the ungraceful attitude in which I am reposing at present. I only hope you can read it, but I hae me doots.
Do you remember that skin disease, "impetago contagiosa", that broke out at camp last summer. Well I've got it now & I cant go to France until I get rid of it. What I dont see is why it could'nt have come any of the months I was A4 instead of waiting until just as I'm earning A1. Oh I guess it will be just my luck for something to turn up at the last moment & can my going.
I got a box of chocolates from Majorie Colpette a few days ago.
I must close now.