July 17, 1970
Well, it is about 2:30 in the morning and I am up in the radio shack. Not much going on as usual. It is pretty light outside to, usually it is so dark you can barely see in front of yourself. I got the battery for the movie camera, so when something worth taking comes up I'll take some more. We are still in about the same place, we moved about 2 or 3 hundred yards away from the border yesterday, but I can still see it. Yesterday I bought a country and western record. It is by Charlie Pride. It is stereo and cost 2:60 in the ships store. That is pretty cheap for a stereo album. I may buy another one later on. We have a record player in the radio shack.
I got paid 178 bucks the other day, so when I get a money order I'll send some your way. About the only thing I need money for is tooth paste, soap etc. I mailed the slides taken at the softball game, they should be there by now. I gave 4 to a guy I know, he took them so I gave them to him. How many slides do I have now. Probably around 150.
As of midnight I am down to 215 days to go. It looks like the Highway Patrol has been making the papers pretty regular now. Been having a lot of wrecks. Tell daddy I got the safety signal. Send me some more if you can.
Well that is about it for now, can't think of much more to say, so I'll be seeing you all later.