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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....

12/19/21: Nice Sunday Winter Day and Dinner
Sunday 12/19/21 was a nice relaxing day. During the afternoon with a nice fire going in the wood stove, I watched the 1977 Ed Asner and Maureen Stapleton movie The Gathering play in the background. I've watched that movie between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year now for... well, pretty much every year. It's become one of my traditions.

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Opening scene from 'The Gathering'

For dinner, I did an on-the-fly sage chicken with mushrooms cooked in white wine, butter, and other mah-vo-loose stuff, with tarragon steamed beans with butter and whatever.



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Sage chicken with mushrooms cooked in white wine, butter, and other mah-vo-loose stuff

12/23/21: Ready For Christmas!
Thursday 12/23/21, I hauled in several wheelbarrows of wood from the wood pile so we'd be all set through Christmas.

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It's been really cold, and as you can see from the picture: lots of snow. We'll have a white Christmas on the mountain this year.


12/25/21: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
We were so fortunate that both Lucas and Rachel, and Jill could join us for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year.

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5:00pm Christmas Day, and everyone is around the Scrabble board having a great time.

Unfortunately, the weather turned extremely dangerous Christmas Eve day, with snow blowing and roads icing over. Jill, who had driven up from Rhode Island, had quite the experience.

But we got everyone settled in, the wood stove throwing a wonderful warming blanket of heat over the room, and had a marvelous turkey dinner.


12/30/21: Mia Day Visit
Sue went down and scooped up Mia for the day, and they had quite a time of it. Unfortunately, Sue wasn't able to take Mia snow shoeing later that afternoon. On the morning walk with her and Beau, Mia took a tumble onto some rocks, and split the skin on her knee pretty badly.

We got it all cleaned up, and I drove down to the pharmacy to get a package of butterfly bandages that we put onto it. But that was it for any stress against that area.


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Mia showing off her and Gramma Sues dye colored snowman they had built in lieu of snow shoeing.


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Showing Mia how the backgammon checkers move.

But they had a great time of it despite the cut. In fact, one of the highlights of the day was the snowman they built out back. It was just a small one, but Sue figured it was too cold to make a big one, and she wanted to keep Mia's physical movements down because of the cut.

Before she left, Mia wanted another backgammon lesson, and so we sat in the living room for awhile practicing: just with a couple of checkers to get the feel of how to get around the board, but we had a good time.


12/31/21: New Years Eve With Marissa
Friday afternoon New Years Eve 12/31/21 we headed down to Marissas for New Years Eve.

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Marissa, Sue, and Miss Mia!

We exchanged gifts, and then we all headed out to the lights display at Sandy Hill Farm in Eliot, Maine.

As we were winding up with the display, Gary called in for Chinese food delivery, and by the time we got back to their place it was waiting for us. We had a great time visiting, but headed out around 10:00 pm. Great day.


01/01/22: Happy New Year!
Despite the cold weather, we had a relaxing New Years Day inside just enjoying the warmth of the fire going in the wood stove.

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New Years Day was foggy and cold.

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