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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....

07/30/21: Friday Night Home Made Pizza
Can't get much better than some off the cuff home made pizza for a Friday night dinner!

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Ready for the oven

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Lucas is all set to get on with it.

08/04/21: Sunset up on the ridge
So, Sue and I are sitting in the living room watching a movie when she jumps up on the sofa, looks out at the sky, and as she bounds off the sofa heading toward the door she exclaims: "Picture event! To the car!" Beau was first one out the door with her with me not far behind.

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08/07/21: Overnight Visit With Gail
Our friend Gail came for an overnight visit. And so for dinner I fixed a herb spiced chicken over Basmati rice.

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08/11/21: Alan Comes Down
Sue's brother Alan came down to have a visit with Lucas and ended up staying for dinner. Great visit!

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Lucas, Sue, and Alan

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Beau finds a turkey feather

08/13/21: Sue Takes Lucas On A Book Explore
Sue and Lucas headed off to Lee, NH to visit the new location of the Avenue Victor Hugo Books, and had a great time.

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The shop has such a wonderful feeling among the tall wooden cases filled with interesting books.

08/16/21: Kayaking Dinner On Merrymeeting River
Late Monday afternoon 08/16/21, Sue and I loaded the kayaks on top of the car and headed off for a kayaking dinner on the Merrymeeting River.

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08/19/21: Final Dinner Out With Lucas
Thursday evening 08/19/21 Sue and I took Lucas out for a wonderful dinner at the 1793 historic Gilmanton Pub. Though we had a really enjoyable evening with wonderful food, it was sad that he'd be flying out of Boston Friday evening to Logan International airport to head back to L.A.

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08/22/21: Stormy Sunday Night
Because Sunday 08/22/21 was such a blustery and rainy night, Sue and I just hunkered down and enjoyed a wonderful evening together, though The Beau Dog was a little unsettled because of the weather.

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Beau at rest....

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For a cold and stormy night, a bottle of Josh Cabernet was in order.

08/24/21: Minor Effects From Hurricane Ida
After ripping through Louisiana, Hurricane Ida surged over land all the way up through the far north east doing huge damage along the way, particularly New York and New Jersey, let alone the destruction in Louisiana itself where it had made direct landfall.

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Shot of Sue's screen porch entry way flower garden in the bright sunny light of the day after the storm passed.

Fortunately for us, the brunt of the storm swung sharply eastward south of us, and out into the ocean.

08/27/21: Gail Comes For Overnight Visit
We were glad to have our friend Gail come and stay overnight with us Friday 08/27/21. A great excuse for a party, though we kept it fairly low key. Sue and Gail spent the afternoon pricing items they were going to display for sale way, way too early Saturday morning at a local antique shop they have a stall at.

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At work on the porch pricing some items.

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Homemade pizzas and fresh picked local corn for dinner with a nice bottle of Chardonnay.

08/28/21: Mia Comes For An Overnight Visit
When Sue finished up at the antique shop with Gail Saturday morning 08/28/21, she met up with Marissa to bring Mia back to the house for an overnight visit.

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Mia parked with a magazine in the kitchen window seat just like Sue does all the time.

08/31/21: Beautiful End Of August Evening
Sue took some lovely pictures of the beautiful end of August evening 08/31/21 we had up on the mountain.

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09/02/21: Chuck Visits
Sue and I were so happy to welcome Chuck back for a visit. I drove over to the airport in Manchester, NH to pick him up from his 3:00 pm flight in from Chicago, and had a great chat on the way over to the house. For dinner, Sue had made a delicious homemade lasagna that we enjoyed with what turned out to be a wonderful bottle of Omen Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Though he slept over at Marissa's in Dover each night, he was with us Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and then spent all day Sunday and Labor Day Monday with Colin, Marissa and all going out eating and boating. He rejoined up with us for a late brunch Tuesday, and then I drove him back over to Manchester for his early evening flight back to Chicago.

We missed him before he even got into the car to head for the airport.

09/08/21: Pizza Visit Up To Alan's Camp On Ossipee Lake
Wednesday afternoon 09/08/21 Sue and I took The Beau Dog with us up for a visit to her brother's camp on Ossipee Lake. He had asked us up as he and Kathleen would be there, and we said we'd bring pizza. Can't get any better than pizza at the lake!

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Alan, Kathleen, Sue, and The Beau Dog out on the porch overlooking Ossipee Lake.

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Sue got this great shot through the living room window of the little island just off their cove.

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View of the island from the outside porch.

09/10/21: Friday Night Backgammon And Wine On The Hill
Though bright and sunny late Friday afternoon 09/10/21, the wind was chilly enough that I wore my fleece jacket up to the sitting area on the hill out back. But once I sat down, the sun was so hot that I peeled it off, toasted Sue with my glass of wine, and dove into some serious backgammon.

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And serious it was because she beat me like a rug. I ended up 32 points down. That's just a shit-house full of bat-ju-ju to hang over me through the next 5 days until we played the final week's games out on Wednesday.

I was able to come back some, but still ended up 11 points behind for the week. That was 5 days of humiliating play for me for sure, and I believe a new daily session points down record.

Gotta get Sue drinking a little more wine I think. Or should it be less.... I dun-no-me-you, but surely a bad beat story that should bring tears to your eyes....

09/12/21: Apple Picking At Butternut Farm
It was such a beautiful September day that Sue and I went apple picking at Butternut Farm.

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