Tracy has recently completed his first graduate assignment. It took him about six or seven hours to finish, but he got 90 percent on the assignment. Although he didn't get the highest grade in the class, he's happy with his work, and I think he did really well for someone who hasn't been in school for two years. Hooray for Tracy!!
Tracy is also working on submitting lab research and field work grants. Let's hope he gets those grants, because he thinks that his field work alone will cost over $3,500. Lab research will cost about $9,000 if I remember correctly (this large number is hard to forget or misremember). Ouch!