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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....

10/31/20: Halloween Weekend
Sue and I had a fun few days around Halloween this year. Halloween signals the end of Fall, and the move to Stick Season and winter.

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Shot of the backyard Tuesday 10/27/20 showing Stick Season has arrived!

11/04/20: Great Day For A Walk In Alton
It was such a beautiful day Wednesday 11/04/20 that Sue wanted to take Beau for a walk over along the river at the public park in Alton. Because her leg was still giving her a lot of trouble, we just took it really slowly.

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Beau and me exploring the old water power mill along the river.

Not sure how the leg got so screwed up, but appears 'awhile ago' she strained the meniscus in her left knee and some of the surrounding muscle tissue. By overcompensating she ended up pulling her back out of alignment, which then really pissed off those muscles in her leg. She had a couple of chiropractic adjustments which freed some of the stuff up, but that let the real problem become so bad she could barely walk. She went into her physical therapist, who did the next level of unraveling, which exposed even more of the issue to the point she needed crutches for a few days just to get around until the exercises she had been given began to work.


11/06/20: Pizza Around The Fire Pit
Though the weather turned sharply colder by Friday 11/06/20, it didn't deter us from having Colin and his friend Swazey over for a socially distanced pizza party around the fire pit.

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Might not have deterred us, but it was really, really good when we called it a night, and we headed back into the warmth of the house. Did a great job killing off most of the 2 huge pizzas we had gotten, though!


11/08/20: Couple Mile Hike Over In Farmington
We took Beau with us Sunday 11/08/20 back to kick through the crunchy fallen leaves along the same class 6 road that runs along the base of Blue Job Mountain we did 10/21/20 celebrating Sue's birthday.

Just couldn't beat walking under the now almost bare tree limb arches across the road. Beau would dart ahead of us, stop, and then come flying back. Though Sue's leg was feeling better, we still took it really slow so as not to piss it off any more-so than it had been over the last few days.


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Sue and Beau crossing one of the many huge fields along the road.


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I took this picture of a rock wall around a small cemetery we hiked out to.


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Just another angle of that wall.

11/09/20: Final Fall Yard Clean Up
I hired a landscape crew to come out Monday 11/09/20 to do a major final fall yard clean up. There were just so many leaves that had come down, and areas around the property that were piled with leaves and brush which we hadn't yet got to since we moved in 3 years ago. It was time to get that stuff all cleaned out, and the guys really did a great job!

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Picture of the back yard after they crew did a final grass mowing.


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Part of the project was really cleaning out the brook. It had completely grown over, and was far more than I wanted Sue to get after any more than she had tried too, particularly now with her trying to heal up her sore leg.

11/10/20: Visit To Sue's Aunt Carol
Tuesday 11/10/20, Sue wanted to drive up to Ossipee, NH to visit her 84 year old Aunt Carol.

Carol has been having a tough go of it the last few weeks, and Sue thought we could take up some lunch for her, let her play with Beau a little, and just spend some time with her.

We stayed until just before 1:00 pm, stuffed Beau into the back seat, and headed for home taking the really scenic drive back through Tuftonboro. What a beautiful late Fall, early Stick Season for a drive. Just wonderful. And the temperature was in the upper 60s, though it's supposed to get pretty cold over the next few days.


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Beau, The Cheese Mooch Dog, conning Carol into giving him some of her grilled cheese sandwich. How rude!


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Beau trying out his food mooch act on Sue. She falls for it all the time, but just didn't have anything for him at that time. He got bored, went over next to Carol, and laid down on the floor.

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