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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....

05/22/19: Celebrating Colin's Fire Fighter 2
Sue and I had Colin up for pizza Wednesday night 05/22/19 to celebrate his Fire Fighter 2.

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05/24/19: Memorial Day Weekend
We had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend celebration. We started off Friday with a kick off spaghetti dinner with wine and garlic bread. Saturday was so nice and cool that, after taking Beau for a walk in the woods, we spent several hours organizing things out in the barn.

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Kayaking on Brindle Pond

Sunday, we had our friend Kathy over for dinner as her husband Steve had to leave for a few days to see his mother. And Monday, Memorial Day, after Sue got back from walking Beau, we headed off for our Annual Memorial Day Weekend Kayaking Adventure.

06/02/19: Sunday Dinner Party For Two
It was a pretty chilly weekend entry into June. The sun had been warming, but as soon as you got out of that you could feel just the slightest of bites to the gentle breezes that swept through the trees.

By Sunday afternoon 06/02/19 I even got a fire going in the wood stove to take the edge out of the air as we sat down in the living room for some backgammon to preface our Sunday Dinner Party For Two.

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Sue, as long haul trucker Sally, growling at me that she's going to hang onto her current 8 point lead.

Around 5:00 pm, I put an Enya CD into the player and headed for the kitchen to start with the food prep. Sue perched into the window seat, and we chatted while I chopped and readied everything for the eventual cooking part.

I was just about through the prep work when a hard rain storm thundered down on us, scaring the crap out of Beau Dog who came flying into the kitchen. He parked himself right in my high traffic area by the sink that I had to constantly step around his quivering body.

After dinner, Sue and I watched the really engaging 2018 movie, Alpha, with the last of the wood burning down in the wood stove as the rain continued to pour down.

06/06/19: Mia Graduates From Pre-School!
Good going, Mia!!!

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06/09/19: Mia Comes Over For The Weekend
Sue and I drove over to Marissa's house Sunday morning 06/09/19 to pick Mia up for a weekend visit. Today is Marissa's 30th birthday (Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!!), and she had asked if we could watch Mia for a couple of days while they took a vacation down to Mohegan Sun. The first thing we did after picking her up at 8:00am was to drive up to Pine Mountain in Alton for a hike!

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Mia on top of Pine Mountain overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee

After the hike, Mia helped Sue in the garden, and then took a nap. After getting up, she and Sue finished watering the garden, and then Mia helped me grill some steaks out by the barn.

Monday morning Sue drove us over to the The Farmington Recreational Rail-Trail. She had told Mia that it was just a short hike from one of the entry points to a beautiful waterfall, and Mia was excited to check it out. So was I! After lunch and then her nap, we had a dinner of grilled hot dogs out in the screen porch. Mia wasn't hearing the hot dogs for some reason, so Sue fixed her some macaroni and cheese.

Mia gathered up all her things, and then I drove her back home and waited until Marissa and Gary got home. I suspect Mia slept really well that night! It had been a joy to have her with us. Sue and I were just thrilled that we had the opportunity to not only hang out with Mia, but to also help Marissa out so she could have a great 30th Birthday celebration.

06/12/19: Hugh Finally Caught!
It's too bad, but we just had to catch Hugh Pine, our resident porcupine. He had been with us since we bought the house, but since getting The Beau Dog we've been trying to catch him.

Well, Wednesday morning 06/12/19 when we got up there was Hugh caught in the trap. And, man, was he pissed off! I called Todd, our animal control person, and came later that day to get him.

But he left another trap because last Fall we had noticed that Hugh had a buddy. And sure enough, the next day we caught another porcupine. But it was small, not big like Hugh.

So when Todd came to collect him up, he left another trap because sure as shit there's another one lurking around here somewhere. In no way do we want to have Beau run into a porcupine. Gotta get him.

06/13/19: Birthday Play and Dinner
For my upcoming birthday, Sue took me out Thursday 06/13/19 to a play and then dinner in Meredith, NH.

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Sue and I toasting to both my upcoming birthday, but what would have also been my brother Alan's 89th birthday.

After the play, On Golden Pond, I had suggested that we try Lago, an Italian restaurant that's part of the Common Man family of restaurants. What a great experience we had. Because we got there around 4:30, and they didn't open the dining room until 5:00, the hostess suggested that we go into the bar. The decor is beautiful everywhere, very comfortable and strongly Italian in motif.

06/14/19: Great Birthday Weekend
Friday night 06/14/19 of my 70th birthday weekend was just really relaxing. The weather was so nice that Sue and I went out into the screen porch to start the weekend off with some backgammon. We had so much fun that we played right through while we ate pizza for dinner.

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Though sore from my landscaping adventures Saturday, I pulled myself out of bed around 7:30 am Sunday morning. Sue fixed a really nice breakfast of eggs, sausage, and fresh made lemon muffins she had just baked that morning. That was a great start to my birthday! She cut me loose for the day, only cautioning me to: "...be at the door ready to leave in the car at 1:00 pm." When I questioned what's up, her reply was that it was none of my business, and to just be at the door ready to go.

At 1:15 pm we were out the door, and in the car on the way to what turned out to be a lovely party at Marissa's. Colin arrived shortly after we got there, and Mia snatched him up to go see her room as fast as she had grabbed Sue's hand and did the same to her when we had just barely walked in through the door.

After dinner we all went into the sitting room. Marissa brought out a platter of cupcakes she had made, and just as Mia and I were getting ready to blow out the candle, Marissa got Chuck and Denise on a video call. How great was that! And we got to see both Graham and his girl friend Julie, and Braden.

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