1942 Dec. 2nd Wednesday
Another real cold night got to 14 below and was zero when I got up at 8 a.m. I got meals for Wm Abbott got Wm and Claude Van Epps and they fixed fence around stacks at Wagner Place and started to take down the feed-rakes. Wm Abbott and Whitcher came in at 8:45 p.m. last eve. Will got to Winner Monday eve from Pierre and veins are bandaged.
Sun shone but was never above 14 above so seemed real cold. I got meals and went to wood-pile but no Kindling cut so brought in long boards and Wm Abbott got an armful [of] wood in eve. He took our car home last eve and went on his horse this eve also Wm and Claude Van Epps went in their car before supper. Will’s leg was treated Saturday evening and they also tied a large vein in his left leg under the knee and shot so many times that his leg is so sore and he uses my cane to get places and laid down most of to-day but kept dressed so he ate at table. I made an upside down cake and fried beef and boiled potatoes and go to coop and take ashes to dump hole [so] that I am pretty well all in but so glad to have Will home that I feel as though I can walk. Getting coal from basement is a job also. I make so many trips now.