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Peter Rose
Peter, February 2020

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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What's Happening...
      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....

05/18/20: Rainbow Sunset!
Once again, Sue kept peering out the window as the sun began to set Monday 05/18/20, finally jumping to her feet and proclaiming, "Photo shoot! Let's go!" So, Beau and I scrambled to get out to the car, and off we went to the top of the ridge. And what a spectacular sunset it was. In the photo, you can even see the green in the sky - amazing.

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Spectacular sunset

05/20/20: No Adult Supervision
And this is what happens when Sue gets out on her own without any adult supervision — she had gone over to her friend Linda's Day Lilly business Wednesday 05/20/20 just east of Concord to help her get her gardens ready for the season....

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No adult supervision...

05/21/20: Beau's 3rd Anniversary With Us
I took this picture of Beau out on the porch Thursday morning 05/21/20 waiting patiently for Sue to take him for a walk.

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Beau waiting for Sue to take him for his walk.

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Beau with his foot in his ice cream treat so the container doesn't get away from him.

It's his 3rd anniversary of being with us, and as a treat — other than just going for a walk in the same woods that Sue took him that first day we had him — she was taking him with her on a drive up to see her Aunt Carol and her brother Alan. She was going to leave him with Alan while she ran some errands.

It was such a beautiful day as well! And supposed to get in the upper 70s! I can just see Beau hanging out of the car window with his ears flapping in the breeze.... Too cute — check out what that looks like in the 05/11/20: Drive in The Rain For The Hell of It! post above!

05/25/20: Memorial Day Weekend
We kicked off Memorial Day weekend Friday 05/22/20 with marinated chicken on the grill.

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Kicking off Memorial Day weekend Friday 05/22/20 with marinated chicken on the grill

Saturday morning, Colin brought up and installed a new battery for my Cub Cadet riding mower. After he left, I spent the rest of the morning cutting the grass.

Sunday was a busy day for us both: Beau and I did a 'dump run' early, and then the late morning and early afternoon was spent washing some of the windows and dropping the screens for the season. We had a great time fixing dinner, and then watching a movie. But we were pretty tired.

And Monday, Memorial Day, Sue and I went kayaking with Steve and Cathy to see the loons nesting.

05/26/20: Sue With Her Camera
Sue was out again with her camera and caught this really pretty view just after 11:00 am Tuesday morning 05/26/20.

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05/27/20: Finally! Colin Sends Drone Pictures of House
I finally received the drone pictures of the house that Colin took back on 08/03/2019.

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05/28/20: Canterbury Shaker Village Visit
Sue and I headed off Thursday afternoon 05/28/20 to hike the trails at the Canterbury Shaker Village over in Canterbury, NH.

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Wonderful view of Canterbury Shaker Village.

It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed taking some new back roads that we had never been on — some were really just gravel country roads that wound through some really scenic areas.

We had a great time just walking around. The sun was warming, with only the slightest of breezes. Lovely adventure for a couple of hours walking the trails.

05/29/20: Sue Got a Great Picture of The Presidential Range
On the way out to take Beau for a walk in the woods, Sue got this terrific shot from the top of the ridge on Friday 05/29/20 of the clouds rolling across the Presidential Range far in the distance.

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Mt. Washington is just off to the far right.

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NASA stock photo: Mt_washington_satfoto_2014

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05/30/20: Fire Pit Visit At Steve and Cathy's House
Sue and I headed over for a short "fire pit" visit with Steve and Cathy Saturday evening at 7:00 pm 05/30/20.

Night pictures are always tough, particularly since I took them with my phone, but wanted to post them up anyway as we had such a great time just hanging out them — and The Beau Dog....

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We had been sitting around the fire pit, but the bugs drove us into the screen house. Beyond Steve and Cathy is a view of the fire pit, and beyond their raised pool that they had just completed the seasonal set up and were in the process of filling it.

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A little better shot of the fire pit; not so good of Cathy; sorry about that....

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Ah, yes.... Try turning the f'n flash on, Peter....

05/31/20: Sheep Shearing
Cathy had called Sue to see if we had any interest in seeing a local landowner shearing his flock of sheep. Well, I'd never seen anything like that, and so we met up with her and Steve Monday morning 05/31/20 at 11:00 am.

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All I can say is that was really something for the City Boy....

06/01/20: Spectacular Full Moon Forming
When I went to put Beau out Monday 06/01/20 for his 'bid-ness', I saw a spectacular moon rising over the peak of the house. I raced in to tell Sue, and she rushed out and captured this amazing shot.

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