Tuesday [19 Sept. 1944]
I had a good rest last night free from the noise of broken bottles and street calls. I hope you had the same.
Mr Brooks is now upstairs fixing the water leakage. I hope to have a new kitchen ceiling by the time you come back. The cracks have increased and look dangerous.
I am sending Claire's sandals by Yanka. I shall call her up today. I had to look through all the shoes of the cupboard to make sure. Here is the drawing as far as I can do it.
I found everything else in good shape. Am having a few of the boys in some night but will clear up any dust next morning. I shall miss sweet Cayke's help at the dishes but after all when all is said and done, it is likely the dishes will be done a wee bit better when I wash as well as dry. Poor little Cakey, she does leave the odd bit of peach on the bottom of the yellow dish, but what can one expect from a Rosicrucian. Do not forget to bring back a 26 oz of Wilson's Rye. Nellie will show you across the street where there's a store. I will need it for the Wallace-Irwin dinner, and one can bring in a gallon as long as it is in one container. There is no trouble. You can bring in a load of goods to the value of 150 dollars.
Well Gazelle and Cheetah and Panda,