I went up town this forenoon. After dinner I went down to the woods and got a load of wood.
Is quite a good deal more mild tonight. This morning at 7 mercury stood at 1⁰ below zero. Tonight at 9 it is 8⁰ above.”We are talking about the base elements of survival (not the comforts of life) here. All efforts had to go into just getting through another day. All other problems go away when you are cold!