Naval Supply Depot
Thanks a lot for the nice letter which I received yesterday. You sure are the lucky one to get out on subs and quarters. Hope your heating problem has been fixed by now and that you have gotten over your cold. Yes, I can just see you huddled close to that radiator. Mpls sure can get cold in the winter and hotter than hell in the summer, but I guess its just in me to like that way. Here it just don't seem right- no snow and really has been warm the past ten days- just got comfortable without a coat. I think you would like it, really.
Sorry to hear you are having a little difficulty with G.R.B. but I know Williamson just don't care and isn't much interested in that work. With me it was kind of a hobby you know as I helped start the G.R.B. from scratch. Anyhow I sure hope things run along more smoothly, and don't be afraid to tell Williamson off more in a while. Will do him good.
Me. I'm kinda disgusted the past few days- Just found out our ship has been delayed again and likely won't be ready till 1 May. Can you imagine that? If this keeps up I'll never get to sea before the war is over. They have changed our ship from an AP to APA, which is the cause of the delay. Wouldn't you know- typical old Navy, always changing their mind. The supply depot barracks are too crowded and they have told us we would have to leave and go out on S&Q but much as I would like too - I can't find a single place to live - even the YMCA won't let us stay more than four days. So guess the NSD will have to keep us anyway..
Well Mary guess I had better sign off for this time as I am not in too good a mood today, and can't for the life of me write anything of interest. So please drop me a line soon and tell me more of how all is going by you up there. Tell Edwardson I am waiting for that letter.
As ever, Henri