agree with me--But I'm afraid I'll need to return to work upon my discharge & that means the old Dept. of Correction unless & until I can land something better, which prohibits living outside the city by law & excludes that possiblity on account of transporation, etc. I'm perfectly willing to leave N.Y.C. but I'd have to get a job elsewhere first. By all means apply for every housing project there is--something may turn up.
This is the end of another month at this base--it will soon be 3 mos. that I left you. Plenty of drafts going out--to fill the crews on various ships & man island bases. 33 1/2 pts. is apparently sufficient now to keep a man in the states (I'll never get that sea duty). And there are ^a considerable number on drafts for various separation centers--even to Lido Beach!
Shoemaker is bogged down in water & mud. My raincoat is at last coming in handy. It rained so much last night I thought the barracks would float away.
Lt. Day was made a deck court officer & so I had a chance to parade my knowledge of courts & boards since he doesn't know anything about court martial work, there isn't much to deck courts, as far as I'm concerned, but even talking about it brings back memories of my 22 mos. at Sampson.
Love - Irv
[Post-It Note affixed to original letter, Hebrew translation: "I wish I could have been between those nice clean sheets with you too--That time will come again"]