mjgradziel.com    michael j. gradziel
anacapa island, cherry burl, sierra nevada, spacecraft parts, joinery, wyoming, california
A decade long record of life as I know it.

     Mike, most recently:
It's been six weeks since I last wrote! In that time, baby Norman has learned to roll over, sit up in his highchair and play with toys on the dining table, collect placemats and things on them and transfer them all to the floor, and say mamamamama! both for his own amusement and, evidently, to get our attention. We have not traveled too far, nor done much besides working on the yard and the house and of course playing with Norman. I waged war on the crabgrass growing along our front walkway, tearing out all the sod and the tentacle-like roots. Now it will rest a while while I weed out re-sprouts before seeding new grass. The blueberries are getting ripe, our first heavy crop after four years (it just takes that long to grow highbush plants) and this year I have built a bird-proof netting tent over them. I embarked on a rebuild of the irrigation check valve assembly that supplies the front lawn, getting ready for summer.

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Photos and Commentary . . . follow the links:

Mexico to Canada on the PCT, Dad's account from the trail in 1978.
New York to New Orleans by bicycle and riverboat, 1944. Grandma's story.

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Most photos are mine or Joy's (credits to others are in image captions); please credit us where appropriate.