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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....

12/17/20: Huge Blizzard
Yet another, even larger huge blizzard hit Thursday 12/17/20.

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This one was worse than the Nor'easter we had back on 12/04/20. At times, the snow was coming down at 3 inches an hour. We got 24 inches for sure, and there are areas where it exceeded that. It was "epic", to say the least....

But I did get to try my hand at making Christmas cookies later in the day.


12/19/20: More Storm Cleanup And Carols Present
We were back to dealing with a few more ice dam leaks when we got up Saturday morning 12/19/20.

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Ladder and roof raking skills at 71....

I spent a couple of hours up on the ladder raking all of the snow off of the upper part of the roof, and then as I went back to spread sodium cholorid along the gutters of the section, Sue raked the snow off of the eves. We just ziz-zagged all along the front of the house where the issues were the greatest until things were cleaned up the best we could.

After warming up a bit, we stuffed Beau into the car along with a large cardboard box containing all of the pieces of a new moving tray table desk Christmas present for her aunt Carol.

We had a nice visit with Carol as Sue and I put the desk together, and then we headed over to see her brother Alan.


12/21/20: First Official Day of Winter
The first day of winter came with a heavy fog, and yet — more snow shoveling.

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12/23/20: Christmas Light Drive
Wednesday evening 12/23/20 Sue and I stuffed Beau into the car to go on a Christmas Light Drive over to the Gilmington, NH area.

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On the way home, we drove past Loon Lake and saw the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter which only happens about once every 800 years and is called the Christmas Star. Very overcast out, but Sue saw it, and had me pull over so she could grab this picture.

12/25/20: Christmas
We woke up Christmas day to dense fog, and rain, but still 6 to 8 inches of snow remained. Very New England....

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I opened a bottle of Josh Legacy Red Blend around 3:30 pm to enjoy with a nice fire going in the wood stove while we played some backgammon until it was time for Sue to get the mashed potatoes ready.

We sat down to eat around 5:30. Because it was sort of a heavy meal, we had wanted to eat early, and then ease into the night with a movie.

It was a good day for us, and we send our thoughts out to those who are either sick, or who are unable to be with their loved ones.


01/01/21: New Year's Eve and Day
Sue and I just had a low key New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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Sue got an early start making her special lasagna for our New Year's Eve dinner.

New Year's Eve Day, Sue and I took Beau and met up with Steve and Cathy up on Birch Hill in New Durham. When we got back home, Sue got all the prep work done on her lasagna dinner, and we spent the rest of the day just relaxing.

New Year's Day, we were off again on another hike, this time up Sheepboro Road. Dinner was wonderful pot roast leftovers with a bottle of Robert Mondavi Chardonnay. It had been a long day, and so it was a relatively early shutdown for the evening.


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