December 4, 1916Have not had much flying this week, but today it is much better and we may get up more. It has been so windy that they were afraid to let us go up solo but I think I am almost fit for my test now. Friday afternoon we had a little excitement when one of the men had a crash. I had just come down and so saw it myself. He got off very luckily though, with two broken legs, 4 broken ribs and a broken jaw. We all thought he had been killed and his machine could be termed a MESS. I was in the other day getting some prices on my equipment. Things are awfully high, but of course one expects that in the army, I mean the R. F. C. I got a few little things but I can see that before I do any real high flying I shall have to spend about 200.00 perfectly good dollars on things to keep me warm. Furs are about the only thing that are any good, and they are out of sight over here. I got a pair of goggles with a little fur on it and with the triplex lens which do not splinter in one's face in case of a crash and they cost me $7.50 so you can judge from that.