30 oktober 1979
dinsdag - 11:40 a.m.
Beste Mother and Daddy,
I slept "in" today just to be lazy. I didn't even get up to fix J's breakfast. I see that he ate a bowl of corn flakes. Since he likes cereal I'm not too ashamed. Last night we carved a jack o'lantern, and I still have yellow fingernails. J. did most of the cutting, and I did the digging out the seeds. We put the lantern in the fridge so he won't rot. Tomorrow night we'll put him outside on the balcony wall with a candle inside. I am enclosing a polaroid photo of me and the pumpkin head. The film was a little old, but you can see our masterpiece.
After the pumpkin business we went to visit friends and stayed until 11:30 p.m. We were both exhausted since we also shopped and cleaned yesterday. Sometimes on Monday J. gets the day off, so we are always busy.
December 20th is the date we have reservations to fly to see you, but as I said we are not 100% sure we can come then. J's boss is upset that the other main worker and J. have both chosen Christmas to take off. We don't want J. to lose his job, so we will change the time if we have to.
I'll stop now and go buy a few groceries. Write when you can.