Pursuant to Chastaine’s instructions, we work this morning for an hour and a half cutting grass. Personally I don’t mind this work as it is good exercise. The others really don’t mind it either but it is the manner in which it is shoved down everybodys throat. Radio reports from the hospital state we have caused the Jap navy to back up in the Solomon area and we have complete possession of five is main islands and are fortifying them. No orders yet for the older officers. It was my turn tonight to cook our repast. I prepared french friend potatoes and Hamburg meat. I took an empty sardine can and punched holes in the bottom and attached a wire handle to make a utensil to drain off the spuds out of the grease. It was very successful except it took all evening to cook enough spuds for our crowd.