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Peter Rose and family

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....

08/27/22: Swayzie's Baby Shower
Sue and I had a lovely Saturday afternoon 08/27/22 at Swayzie's Baby Shower.

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Swayzie, Colin, and Mia

08/27/22: Exploring New Restaurant
Sue and I have been wanting to check out the Anatolia Mediterranean Restaurant in Somersworth, NH, and so we headed off for an early dinner 08/27/22 after having a grand time at Swayzie's Baby Shower.

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But first, we took Beau for a walk along the Mad River.

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After such a long period of no rain leaving many areas in drought conditions, it was great to see water flowing so heavily in the river. Beau certainly enjoyed it!

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Sue took this neat inside picture of Anatolia. Not only nicely decorated, but the food was outstanding. We'll be back here for sure!

08/28/22: Starting Our New Deck
Our friend Butch from down the road came over with Doug, also from down the road, who had a small bucket loader. He had offered to get a big lilac bush next to the side of the house pulled out to make room for a new deck we're going to have built.

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Demolition at it's best!

08/29/22: Walking Beau At Coldrain Pond
We hadn't taken a walk over at Coldrain Pond in quite awhile, and Sue wanted to see some of the new trails that had been added. So, we stuffed The Beau Dog in the car, and headed over for what turned out to be a really nice walk.

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Sue investigating some moss growing on the side of this huge boulder.

08/30/22: Time For Some Chicken On The Grill!
Good grief! It's been way too long since we barbecued out on the grill, so Sue got some chicken legs and we had a party!

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Just starting them out.... Won't be long!

09/02/22: Chuck's Labor Day Visit
We were all so excited that Chuck visited over Labor Day. He drove out on 09/02/22 and stayed until 09/06/22, and we hope he enjoyed his time here as we did having him.

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09/04/22: Another Walk At Mad River
Sue and I thought Beau would enjoy splashing around in the water at Mad River because it had been so hot for the last few days. He had a ball!

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09/05/22: Adding A Little Autumn Decoration
Sue's friend Jen had given her set of old metal coffee mugs to Sue, and she thought they'd look nice on the window shelf in the kitchen.

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It's officially Autumn in New England so here's a start to looking like it!

09/09/22: Foraging For Mushrooms
Sue has been out in the woods looking for some black trumpet mushrooms, but hasn't been able to find any. So, I tagged along to join her and was treated to her finding some!

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Sue foraging in the woods for Black Trumpet mushrooms.

After finishing up with Beau's walk, we headed out for the Foxwoods trip I talk about next!

09/10/22: Foxwoods, CT Trip
After walking Beau and taking him over to the kennel Saturday morning 09/10/22, we headed off for a few days to the Foxwoods casino in CT to see Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in concert.

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09/12/22: Mia Overnight
We were able to grab Mia for a short overnight visit before she heads back to school after a short break. She seemed to have a great time, mostly with Sue walking Beau and then doing some craft projects with her. But she did want to help with the cooking and have me work with her on backgammon practice.

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Mia is pretty fascinated with backgammon, and every time she comes over, she asks for me to work with her.

09/15/22: First Wood Stove Fire Of Season
Yup, down into 40s last night, ice on MT. Washington, and it'll be cold here again tonight. Nothing a warm fire and glass of wine won't cure!

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Wood stove heating up nicely!

For dinner I sauteed a bunch of Black Trumpet mushrooms Sue had foraged in the woods 09/09/22. After mixing a few cloves of garlic around in some butter in the skillet, I added the mushrooms, and let them cook for just a little. I then added a couple of cups of half and half, and after that heated up I sprinkled some sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, a dash of sea salt, and thickened things up with a little cornstarch. That with some nice white wine and everything was absolutely mah-vo-loose!

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Getting the garlic chopped for the Black Trumpet sauce I was making.

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