Yours received this morning. I had commenced to think you people were all sick. Tried for three days to get you on this phone but couldn’t and Anderson asking about nine times a day if I had heard from Squire. Guess he thought he was only playing possum. But don’t let him come until he is somewhere near fit for I will let you know as soon as possible when we are leaving. But think it will be a week yet anyway. But of course we can’t tell. They have orders to close the canteen next Sat. and Lieut. Wiley told me we were leaving a week from Tues. But he don’t know anymore about it than the rest of us. But we are having our final examination Sunday after church parade so I won’t be able to come out. Am on Bn. orderly Sergt. Tomorrow night anyway so it doesn’t make much difference. Of course I might get some one to take my place if they don’t have the exam. H.N. Mc Neil said he would take it if he wasn’t on anything but I hate to be beholden to anyone. Don’t see why the devil they can’t put me on in the middle of the week and give me a chance to come home in peace.
Well I hope Squire is fit to come back Mon. A.M. for I think it would kill him to have to go the 246th and I this is a false alarm. I don’t expect to see home in daylight again this year but don’t tell Squire for he would have a fit and start back before he is fit. I don’t suppose you will be through tomorrow but guess you won’t miss much. I don’t even know what it’s like but one thing I don’t know I am sick of these big days.
Must quit for this time. Oh yes, I got my Sergt’s certificate from the R.S.I. today.
PS Will be out some evening next week if we are leaving. Will try to get an all night’s pass if possible.