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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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      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....

11/02/21: Antique Lamp Revived!
We have this wonderful antique lamp that was so period to our home that was built in 1775. But being old, it ceased operating as it was 2 lights controlled with 3 twists on the control knob. That was totally beyond my comprehension to figure out how to repair. However, my friend Steve came to the rescue by offering to take a look at it. I told him there was dinner and a great bottle of wine at stake here, and he rose to the challenge. Well, he was able to fix it, and so all we need to do now is set a date for that dinner! Thanks, Steve!

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Somewhat strange looking lamp, but it fits perfectly into the time period of our house.

11/03/21: First Snow Shower Of The Season
Wow! Though tough to see the snow in the picture I took out the back porch door Wednesday 11/03/21, we had our first snow shower of the year.

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The grass is still green, and there are still some colorful leaves on the trees, but it snowed none-the-less!

11/04/21: Drive Up Through Wolfeboro
After hauling several wheelbarrows of wood in for the wood stove Thursday morning 11/04/21, Sue and I took a scenic drive up around the Wolfeboro, NH area to check out foliage, and just have a nice couple of hour ride.

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Screen porch wood rack loaded, and ready for a 'real snow storm'.

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View of Wolfeboro from across the water on Brewster Beach.

11/06/21: Alan and Kathleen For Dinner
Alan and Kathleen swung down Saturday afternoon 11/06/21 for a '3 Fire Chili' without the fire we had made the day before.

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Sue chatting with Alan and Kathleen.

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The Beau Dog lounging in front of the wood stove.

11/07/21: Last Autumn Colors
Autumn is rapidly fading as the last phase of the leaves throw off some vibrant colors.

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11/10/21: Stick Season Begins
And as the leaves dry and turn deep brown, they begin to fall. Stick Season has begun....

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11/11/21: Walking Beau In Woods Behind The House
Thursday 11/11/21 I took Beau for a short walk through the woods out behind the house today just to kick through all of the fallen leaves that had those wonderful deep brownish hues to them.

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11/13/21: Margarita Flight Night Out
Sue and I had a wonderful dinner and conversation with our friend Nancy on a special Saturday 11/13/21 "Margarita flight night out."

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Sue had been wanting a margarita for awhile now, and Nancy was all up for coming with us for the restaurant's "flight night special". I'm not much on margaritas, so a couple of Coronas with Mexican enchiladas was fine for me.

Great time, but pouring rain not only soaked us as we ran through the parking lot for the car, but really slowed us down due to visibility coming up the winding mountain road for home.

After calming Beau down, and letting him out to do his 'bid-ness', I got a fire going in the wood stove. That was really nice, and quickly took the chill and dampness out of the air.

11/14/21: Fun Off The Cuff Dinner
With a warming fire going in the wood stove, and a nice bottle of Sauvigon Blanc, I put together what turned out to be a really nice off the cuff pork and plum tomatoes in a just soft spicy garlic and basil sauce.

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11/15/21: Fall Yard Cleanup
We had to wait until most all of the leaves were down before we could have a final Fall yard cleanup. Part of the project was to cut back all the growth along the brook. What a difference, and Rob and I agreed that we'd have to cut it back a few times during the summer as it's so pretty to see.

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11/19/21: Beaver Moon Eclipse
Sue caught a couple of great shots of the Beaver Moon Eclipse Thursday 11/19/21. The last one was 581 years ago in 1440, and it'll be another 500 years to the next one!

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11/22/21: Full On Stick Season
It took another week, and harsh winds from a storm, but now all the leaves are down, and we're fully in Stick Season now!

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11/23/21: Sue's Winter Project
Sue took on a great winter photography project to capture the season in an old fashioned manner.

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11/24/21: Hike Up Pine Mountain
Sue wanted to take The Beau Dog for what could be a last hike up Pine Mountain before it gets too icy. And what a spectacular day on top it was! Lake Winnipesaukee was a beautiful deep, deep blue set against the back drop of an equally beautiful sky.

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Sue and Beau looking out over Lake Winnipesaukee. You can clearly see Wolfeboro across the lake.

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Sue took this shot of me trying to figure out one of the mountains in the Belknap Range from the pictograph display.

Later that night, in the pitch black with the stars filling the sky, Sue and I went outside and did what I call a 'Scream For A Life Passed'. Together, we screamed as loud as we could for one of my best friends and martial arts student of almost 50 years, David Landers.

Earlier this year he lost his son by a stupid drunk driver. He's been having a tough time of it, and I had written him to go outside at 6:30 as well, and to scream as loud as he could to rid himself of the loss, and to make today the start of a new run at life without Aaron. I hope our efforts helped him.

So, David: we send our love with our joint 'Scream For A Life Passed'.

11/25/21: Thanksgiving
Sue and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving together. I fixed the turkey and Sue made up both a terrific homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce.

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We had a great fire going in the wood stove all day, as well as music playing in the background as we worked on the meal.

11/26/21: Fun Day After Thanksgiving
Sue and I had a really fun time the day after Thanksgiving. Primary to the day was getting out early, and shopping for poinsettias.

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Sue checking out the shelves of poinsettias.

11/27/21: First Snow And Zoo Lights Exhibit

It had started snowing lightly last night and into this morning, and left the season's first white blanket of just over 2 inches to greet us when we got up. After grabbing a bite to eat, I went out with Beau to brush off the cars. Man, it was windy and cold out! Will have to get used to all this again, I guess!

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We had bought tickets for us and Mia to go see the Zoo Lights exhibit at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA Saturday 11/27/21.

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Though we were all pretty cold by the end of the day after walking around Zoo Lights for almost 2 hours, Sue and I had a wonderful day with Mia. I'm so glad that Sue discovered this, and suggested that we take Mia. Not sure who had more fun romping around the site: Sue or Mia!

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