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Peter Rose and family

Peter Rose
Peter, January 2014

I started this website back in the late 1990s as a way for friends to keep up with my activities. The site has expanded since then in many ways beyond the few, simple pages of content I began with. I've met a lot of great folks from all around the world because of this site, and look forward to meeting many more.

The web in general has grown and changed considerably as well. Static personal web sites such as this one have mostly been replaced with interactive blogs, and other online social media and social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.

As a senior web based business applications software engineer, I watched all of this development over the years with great interest, seeing what a remarkable change this was for building communicative relationships on a huge scale. When I started this site, not only wasn't that possible, it was unheard of.

But I had, and still have, no interest in broadcasting my activities to the world through these social media venues. Rather, I simply chose to continue with this basic, straight forward format.

The businesses I have, and have had, as referenced here are not social media type entities, anyway. They're simply activities that I engage in. Clients find me either by stumbling onto (er... that would be referred to) this site, word of mouth, or through standard marketing and advertising methods.

This isn't a web blog with interesting things being written about. It's just a way for me to record the ordinary things going on in our lives, as well as a central listing of the other activities I'm engaged in. I enjoy writing, and so this was more of a relaxing escape for me from my busy work life, and now a relaxing enhancement for me in retired life, than it is to provide witty entertainment for casual visitors.

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      For this year's events from January to now, see this year's archive page

Pitiful Disclaimer....
I'm sorry, but many times I get far behind in creating and posting the detail page and corresponding pictures that go along with an event entry. Bear with me as I try to keep up with these postings....

04/21/19: Spring Has Finally Sprung!
When we arrived home from the airport today we saw that many of Sue's daffodils had started to poke themselves up through the ground. Spring has finally sprung on the mountain!

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Welcome Spring!

And here's The Beau Dog totally mortified that he has been "foo-foo-fied" after Sue took him to the groomer for his annual Spring shampoo, and trim.

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The Beau "foo-foo-fied."

04/25/19: Chuck and Denise Visit
My son Chuck and his wife Denise arrived late Thursday afternoon 04/25/19 for what would be a wonderful 4 day visit.

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Sue fixed such a great meal for Thursday evening's dinner, and then we had a busy day Friday looking through many of the albums of pictures that I knew Chuck would want to see. That evening, we all drove over to Marissa and Gary's to meet up with them and Colin for pizza and beer.

We drove them up to Wolfeboro Saturday for lunch at The Wolfe's Tavern, and back home for just relaxing and talking until we had dinner around 7:30.

After breakfast Sunday morning, Sue and Denise took Beau for a hike up Pine Mountain in Alton, NH, while Chuck and I had some really good discussions in the living room while sipping our coffee. They headed back to the airport for their flight home around 2:00 pm Monday afternoon. We had just the best time, and hope to see them again soon.

05/03/19: In The Fog Again
Woke up to yet another day of dense fog on the mountain.

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05/05/19: Sunday Dinner For Two in 2 Places!
It seems that both Sue and I, and Chuck and Denise both celebrated Sunday 05/05/19 with having Dinner For Two parties!

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Poem written by Sue that she superimposed onto a picture of newly blooming daffodils that she sent to Chuck and Denise.

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Me doing prep work in New Durham, NH

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Chuck and Denise doing prep work in Yorkville, IL

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Chuck relaxing after dinner.

05/08/19: Dinner and Concert in Manchester
Our friend Kathy watched Beau while Sue and I went off for the day to Manchester. Sue had a couple of stops at the mall to make, and then we went to Ignite Bar and Grille on Hanover Street for dinner.

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An exhausted Beau Dog stretched out on the floor at Kathy's

Ignite was really good. We enjoyed the food, as well as the overall atmosphere there. But the real purpose that we came over to Manchester was so that we could attend a Jim Brickman concert at The Palace Theater on Hanover Street.

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Sue got this neat shot of the Palace Theater marquee.

Brickman is such a wonderful entertainer. He's so relaxed and engaged with the audience that it's almost like everyone sitting around in the living room with him, enjoying the evening together. And his music just brought tears to both of us.

05/12/19: Mother's Day
Sue and I started off Mother's Day 05/12/19 taking Beau up Pine Mountain for a hike.

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It was a little overcast, but we just enjoy walking up there, and seeing the spectacular views. Beau loves it as well, and we enjoy watching him blasting up the trail ahead of us, and then back, and then back up the trail, and then back to us, and then....

When we got back to the house, Sue just had a ball working on some of her projects until it was time to pop open the wine, and start the party!

I had bought a nice bottle of Cabernet that went absolutely spectacular with the oven baked ham that I made for dinner. Of course, it wasn't just any baked ham! I made a complex Dijon mustard based sauce with different spices and herbs, oh, and a dash of dry sherry and some other things I can't remember because I was just having the best time.

Just before we had started dinner prep work, I received a couple of pictures from Chuck of he and Denise at his mom Kathy's grave that he had located not far from where they live. It was a pretty emotional period while we all took it in. They can be seen by following the above link.

05/13/19: Gramps Takes Mia To Lunch
I had a chance to take Mia to her gymnastics class this morning, Monday 05/13/19. I told her that if she 'listened to words', and did what the instructors told her to do, then I'd take her out to lunch. She was terrific, and so off we went for 'hammaburglers'!

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05/14/19: Snow Sprinkles in May!
We woke up this morning to just the faintest of snow sprinkles. It was really chilly last night, and the weather forecast said that we might get some snow. We did, but there were pictures of many inches of wet snow falling in the Western part of the state. Fire in the wood stove tonight! *** copy details from chucks weather image in downloads *** indicate wine and fire night as the fog and chilling drizzle envelop the mountain

05/15/19: Beau to Training and Marissa Lacrosse Game
Sue and I took 'The Beau Dog' up to Wolfeboro Wednesday morning 05/15/19 for his 3rd training session with Sarah. What a difference in him since our first visit. Sarah has been so very helpful in showing us exact things to do to help Beau out of his anxiety. Few more sessions and he'll be all set!

Then, we left here at 4:30 pm to head to Spaulding High School in Rochester for Marissa's season ending lacrosse game. We wanted to get there before the game because it was Senior Night, and we wanted to hear some of the things that Marissa's lacrosse students had to say at the presentation. Marissa is the head lacrosse coach, and she was losing 9 of her graduating players, so this was a big event.

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We all enjoyed watching the game, but man was it chilly in the stands! I had 4 layers on, and still could feel the sharpness in the air. And this is May? Really?

We stopped off on the way home, and grabbed KFC in Rochester. We had most of that eaten before we rolled into the driveway! Beau was spastic to see us. It's nice to have that much excitement about just coming home, but this is one of the 'anxiety' issues we're trying to help him overcome.

Because it was pushing 8:00 pm, I decided not to light a fire in the wood stove. That was a mistake. I don't think either of us warmed up even after we turned in for the night around 10:00 pm, tired and chilled.

Before heading up to bed, we got into a texting exchange with Chuck and Denise. Chuck had a really busy day, and they just decided to go out to dinner and relax. He sent us the following picture of them toasting us!

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