March 22 /43.
We finished up our night flying last Thursday. We encountered a lot of bad weather which is why it took so long to get the necessary 18 hours. Since that time the weather has been perfect—thawing hard the last few days. It will soon be very messy around here.
I had my first 48 over the weekend which I spent in town with Doug. McGrath. It was not particularly exciting but still a pleasant change to have some good meals and a hotel bed. Managed to get a bottle of scotch from the liquor store. We now have to pay 1.00 for a permit—previously Saskatchewan had no permits at all.
They have started rationing butter at the station now—one pat per meal. I find this will just cover 1½ pieces of bread so I imagine we get less than you now.
We are supposed to have P. T. three times a week. Near the beginning of the course I was transferred from one half of the class to the other and due to the laxity of the system my name is now not on the P. T. roll call. Today was the first of many times when I intend to take advantage of this. During the night flying period I did not have to because we were all excused.
I hope Dad has now recovered completely from the flu.
With love from
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